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medication_error_essay.docx Medication Errors Capella University Developing a Health Care Perspective Applying Library Research Skills As a nurse, being vigilant when administering drugs to ... avoid harm is vital for the patient's well-being. In recent studies, "An average of 450,000 preventable medication errors are reported each year from the USA" (Hayes et al., 2015, pg. 3064). Proper awareness of drugs, directives, guidelines, and how to ensure an appropriate reconciliation of medications is crucial. In the error prevention process, effective communication with patients, doctors, and pharmacists is integral. Before administering drugs, nurses are the final review; we need to be mindful of our roles to deter these mistakes from happening. Advances in medicine and improved patient care methods have been instrumental in most patients' increased life expectancy. Errors in the administration of the incorrect prescription, dosage amounts, times, and administration routes are just examples of mistakes that appear to occur. The prevention of medication errors must rely on "the need to establish medication safety as an organizational and departmental priority is stressed, as is the importance of error reporting and adoption of a just culture among leaders and staff at all levels of the organization" (Cohen, Smetzer, & Vaida, 2018,). The result can cause a patient to suffer minor injury or even cause premature death. It is also essential to recognize why medication failures arise and ensure patient saf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . [Show More]

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