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    Medical Errors

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    Conclusion. Finally, creating an awareness in medical errors is important so that way healthcare facilities realize what issues arise because of medical errors. Harming patients is not a good thing, so healthcare facilities need to act and make a positive change in the healthcare environment. As I stated above, I do believe that it is important to incorporate training sessions in healthcare facilities so that individuals learn tips to increase patient safety. Using the rewarding system is one technique that can help deal with medical errors, so if healthcare staff is having difficulties getting their employees to work together to make a positive impact in the work environment, then the rewarding system will encourage healthcare providers to…

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    Medical Error Case Study

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    the prevalence of medical errors before this course and reading part 1 Before reading part 1, I was in the delusion that medical mistakes occurs and are extremely rare. After reading the part 1, I realized that medical mistakes are not as rare as I thought it was. According to Institute of Medicine report (IOM) report, nearly 98,000 thousand people die each year from preventable medical error (Gibson, & Singh, 2003). 2. Part 1 of Gibson and Singh details 10 patient-family accounts and their…

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    Medication errors are a rising concern among healthcare providers. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approximately 1.3 million people experience either death or injury due to medication mishaps (medication error reports, 2009). Errors occur in all level of the healthcare field that can lead to someone’s death. However, pharmacists no matter what setting whether it’s anything from retail to manage care their responsibilities in preventing drug errors are significant. A…

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    Medical errors have had a big presence if the U.S. healthcare system. With Medication errors being consistently ranked within the top five of all medical issues. So some evidence that some people should look for in drugs even if the doctors say they are fine, is often the systematic reviews that occur within the process of the drug being approved, along with the random control trial and the meta-analyses. A systematic review is when the individuals who are composing the drug review different…

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    One problem within the healthcare system that is often overlooked is the preventable medical errors. Medical errors are defined as the preventable outcomes that result from a wrong plan or failure of a planned action to be completed. The main categories of medical errors are operative, drug-related, diagnostic, procedure related and others. What makes this more alarming is that the numbers seem to be rising over the years. In 1999, the statistics indicated that at least 44000 people and perhaps…

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    Introduction Medical errors and unexpected side effects occur relatively often in the hospital setting, where in 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that medical errors resulted in roughly 98,000 deaths per year, becoming the eighth leading cause of death for patients (Phillips-Bute, 2012). While this number is very alarming, the amount of public concern toward medical errors are nearly nonexistent, resulting in patients having little understanding of their rights when their health…

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    Concerning Medical Errors

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    Transparent Concerning Medical Errors Physicians should have more transparency regarding medical mistakes. Medical errors by doctors should be accepted and discussed. Some doctors refuse to talk about their medical errors; however, mistakes should not be hidden or something to be embarrassed about. Doctors should have a good line of communication with their staff and patients. As medical mistakes are made, doctors can learn from them to prevent future mistakes. Doctors should be more open about…

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    Medical errors top the list as one of the main errors committed in the health care setting and one of the main issues that threatens patient safety. Medical errors is best described as the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim (err). Problems that contribute to medical errors are: surgical injuries and wrong site surgery, suicides, restraint-related injuries or death, falls, burns, pressure ulcers, mistaken patient identities, and…

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    The main argument in favor of mandating cognitive enhancements in the case of the cognitive enhancement Drug A would be the drugs ability to reduce medical errors by 20% and reduce the death rate by 5%. Any utilitarian argument would state that the value of saving a life is more important than any other moral argument against the use of the drug. However, the utilitarian argument fails to consider the consequences of ignoring the moral arguments, which a deontological view would approach when…

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    Patient Safety Essay

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    It’s more than likely that every person has encountered some situation relevant or based on patient safety. Multiple times in a person’s life we have encountered a patient safety situation whether we heard about it on the news by various IOM reports, known a friend or loved one who experienced a medical error, yourself had experienced a medical error, or maybe you were a nurse or doctor who mistakenly made a medical error. The issue with patient safety is becoming a bigger and bigger problem as…

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