Pharmacology for Nursing Practice : Report

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Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Topic 1 Medication error........................................................................................................3Topic 2: Ethical principle.......................................................................................................4Topic 3: Legislation................................................................................................................5Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................6Reference.........................................................................................................................................72
IntroductionA medical error is known as the avoidable adverse effect of care whether or not it isobvious or harmful to the patient. This can include, improper treatment, dispense with wrongmedication injury etc. The present research is based on Coroner Inquest Clinical Case Summary:“What’s in a Name?”. In the case, Mrs. T was dispensed with wrong medication due to whichher health condition become poorer. The present report will cover medication error and way itoccurs in the case of Mrs. T. Along with this, the significance of drug legislation to nursing willbe explained. Apart from this, the ethical principle will be described with the way it can apply inclinical practices.Topic 1 Medication errorAs per the given case, Mrs. T was a 74 years old lady who had a past history thatincluded cholecystectomy, ischaemic heart disease, depression and recurrent urosepsis. She wasadmitted to the hospital where she required higher care assistance. In the hospital, her health wasimproving but to a medication error, her condition becomes worst. At the time of her transferNurse A, instructed nurse B to dispense her medication before her discharge with respect tominimise the risk which was missed at the time of transfer (Morton, Fontaine and Gallo, 2017).However, Nurse B has dispensed the new nitrazepam (Mogadon) 15mg instead of antidepressantmirtazapine (Avanza) 15mg because of Nurse A mis-read medication chart. Mrs. T was alert butshe was quite prior to her care being handed over the ambulance officers who're responsibilitywas to transfer her to the Psychiatric hospital. However, an ambulance officer has noted that herblood pressure was recording low but he avoids the situation and at the time of arriving hospitalMrs. T was unresponsiveness. Hence, medication error in the given case was dispensed the newnitrazepam (Mogadon) 15mg instead of antidepressant mirtazapine (Preshaw, Brazil and Frolic,2016).A strategy that can be prevented this error occurringDouble check and even triple check procedures should be followed in the hospital. In thisprocess whereby another nurse to whom responsibility was transferred must ensure each patientorder is noted and recorded correctly on the physician's order and the medication administrationrecord (Rafat, Gharib and Rahimi, 2015). Along with this, nurse should read back orders to theprescribing physicians to make sure that ordered medication was recorded correctly. Hence, this3
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