Studies of medication errors described the dispersal of errors by phase of the medication process, in which medication administration had the second highest rate of occurrence. Contained within the medication administration phase, the variety of medication administration errors was also described.
Medication errors are defined as any mistake or false judgment in prescription, dispensing or administering medication, thus it may be a doctor’s, a pharmacist’s or a nurse’s mistake. In USA the Institute of medicine reported that 44,000 to 98,000 deaths caused by medical errors yearly.7,000 of them due to medication errors.
Medication errors are a significant global concern and can cause serious medical consequences in children. Double checking of medicines by two nurses is one strategy used by many children's hospitals to prevent errors from reaching.Stratton et al (2004) studied the rates of notificationof medication errors by adult and pediatric nurses and reported that the frequency of medication errors was 14.8 per 1000 patient days in pediatric services but only 5.66 in adult services. Multiple steps are involved in determining the type and dosage of medication to be administered.A substantial amount of literature about medication errors is based in the hospital setting, but there are differences in the type of clinical problems encountered, classes of medications used and the organization of services in primary care.
Medication errors have been on the rise consequently reducing trust in some of the medical facilities on their ability to offer services (Pepper 1995). If this phenomena is allowed to continue then the health sector will be in a mess.Read More
Medication errors commonly occur in healthcare facilities. According to the Joint Commission, these medication errors are believed to be the most common type of medical error and are a significant cause of preventable adverse events (The Joint Commission, 2008).Read More
Kohn et al. (2001) note in their (IOM) 1999 report that medication errors alone were estimated to account for over 7,000 deaths per year at that time. The reports, articles, and reviews written about medication errors have all shown that these errors occur on a regular basis in hospital settings. Many studies and reports quote the 1999 IOM.Read More
Barcode Medication Administration in the Emergency Department to Mitigate Medication Errors by Holly E. Gauthier-Wetzel MSN, Walden University, 2011 BSN, Capital University, 2007 Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Walden University May 2020.Read More
So, in this part of our nursing dissertation topics series, I am listing 37 exceptionally good palliative care dissertation topics for young nursing students out there. Let’s get you straight to that list. List of Nursing Dissertation Topics in Palliative Care: Palliative care training: An analysis of the specialised nursing education in the UK. Challenges of end of life care in nursing and.Read More
The thesis consists of five parts: 1. general introduction, 2. medication errors in the critically ill patient, 3. interventions of the clinical pharmacist during patient rounds, 4. medication.Read More
This doctoral research explores the impact of nurses’ perceived skills and attitudes about updated safety concepts and the impact on medication administration errors and practices.Read More
Abstract There were three purposes of this dissertation. The first was to develop a theoretical framework for severe medication errors in acute care hospitals by integrating the human error model and the organizational learning model.Read More
Medication errors are a major concern for patient safety, and cost the health care system billions of dollars each year. There is evidence that Barcode Medication Administration Technology decreases medication errors. However, little is known about the factors that affect Barcode Medication Administration Technology Acceptance by Nurses.Read More