June h larrabee rn, bsn, ms phd middle range nursing theory quality of nursing care june h larrabee, phd, rn professor, wvu school of nursing and clinical investigator, wvu hospitals. Medication compliance in the african american patient with hypertension hypertension is a major health concern for african americans they develop high blood pressure more often and at an earlier age than other ethnicities, including caucasians and mexican americans. Conclusion medication errors can only be prevented and reduced by focusing on the system as a whole, not on the individual clinician or nurse a national critical incident and near miss reporting database which ensures the whole haematology community learns lessons about latent conditions and active errors is essential. From 1983 to 1993 the numbers of deaths from medication errors and adverse reactions to medicines used in us hospitals increased from 2876 to 7391 15 and from 1990 to 2000 the annual number of deaths from medication errors in the uk increased from about 20 to just under 200 16 these increases are not surprising—in recent years hospitals have.
Efficacy of a behavioral intervention to decrease medication transcription errors among professional nurses by kathleen becker, bs, ms a dissertation submitted to the faculty of the graduate school. Medication omissions, the elephant in the room, exist because nurses do not a study to reduce medication administration errors using watson's caring theory. Change management, lewin change theory, medication errors, bar-coded medication administration introduction medication safety has been identified by the institute for safe medication practices canada (ismpc) as a priority.
Medication errors can occur at many points in a highly complex process, involving many hands and decision points, from prescribing and ordering through administration and. Medication errors lacks an evidence base, taking little account of nurses' professional needs, readily obtainable analysis, or individual learning through the review of literature. 24 international journal for human caring key words: medication administration er-rors, patient safety, watson's caritas theory, nursing car e, work inter ruptions, nursing. - nelms, jones, and treiber (2011) studied medication administration errors using watson's caring theory it was thought that if nurses could solely focus on the specific. The relationship between nurse staffing and medication errors continues to be of significant policy concern, 9 years after the publication of the institute of medicine's to err is human (kohn, corrigan, & donaldson, 2000.
483 a conceptual model for disclosure of medical errors stephanie fein, lee hilborne, margie kagawa-singer, eugene spiritus, craig keenan, gregory seymann, kaveh sojania, neil wenger. Medication errors april 14, 2006 n405, medication errors alternative assignment in-lieu of clinical attendance a synopsis: strategies for reducing medication errors in 1999, the institute of medicine (iom) released a report, to err is human: building a safer health system, in which, according to the report, between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths may result each year from medical errors in. Nurses are causing multiple medication errors in a clinical and practice setting - theoretical nursing model jean watson's caring theory relates to the evidenced based problem of nurses causing preventable medication errors.
1 introduction medication errors are a serious scenario that is not only costly in financial terms but also that can cost a patient's life (glavin, 2010)in a study done in the usa, it was reported that medication errors were responsible for 7000 deaths in a year (phillips, christenfeld, & glynn, 1998. Significance of the project: thirty-four percent of all medication errors in hospitals occur in the administrative phase of the medication process and less than 2 percent of these errors are intercepted before execution (voshall, piscotty, lawrence, & targosz, 2013, p 530.
The gruesome catalog of medication errors presented by davis and cohen (2) demonstrates the effect of the absence of a controlled vocabulary (3), coupled with an. Nurses at a golden living nursing home in hopkins last october mistakenly entered a physician's order for blood-thinning medication on the wrong person's medical record. Medication administration and final year nursing students medication errors, hence it is not surprising that safety strategies surrounding grounded theory was. Errors, prescribing errors, omissions, overdosing, and simply failing to report medication errors (weingart, wilson, gibberd, & harrison, 2000) medication administration is a patient-focused task that is deeply rooted within the.