NHS FPX 4000 Assessment 2 Applying Research Skills JJ

NHS FPX 4000 Assessment 2 Applying Research Skills JJ

Applying Library Research Skills

In certain cases, people have died as a result of nurse medication errors. A lot of mistakes can be prevented by following the hospital’s drug administration regulations. Nowadays, the majority of Americans are using either prescription or non-prescription drugs or dietary supplements. This has had a negative impact on patients as well as the health care industry and insurance companies. When I’m not working as an executive assistant, I’m meeting with patients in a variety of settings. My tasks include entering diagnoses, handling incident reporting, and electronically seeking authorizations. Our patients rely on us to provide them with adequate medication education, monitoring, and prescribing when we work in mental health. Medication mistakes and patient safety are two topics that are very important to me (Mc Donnell, 2018). 

Identifying Academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Medication Errors was the topic of my search on Capella Library’s Summon search engine. Use keywords like medication errors, medication administration and medication safety to discover articles about Medication error. It was also helpful for me to narrow my search to papers published within the previous five years (Summon: Advanced Searching, 2018).

Assessing Credibility and Relevance of Information Sources

I chose peer-reviewed journal papers that were published within the last five years to guarantee reliability. So, I made sure that the materials that I chose were from authors that are well-known and have a lot of professional expertise. When selecting information sources, I made sure they featured acknowledged facts and perspectives on patient safety and quality care concerns. In addition, I looked to see if each source of information had a clearly defined function and provided important information concerning medication errors and medication safety.”

NHS FPX 4000 Assessment 2 Applying Research Skills JJ

To find peer-reviewed publications, I utilized the Capella University library’s online catalogue to find the article I wanted. Choosing articles from just the previous five years ensured that the material was current (Capella University Library – Capella University, 2021).

Annotated Bibliography

Štrbová, P., Dostálová, E., & Urbánek, K. (2017). Medication errors at intensive care units: nurses ‘knowledge and attitudes. Clinical Therapeutics39(8), e92. Medication errors are one of the most common causes of adverse events in hospitals, according to the American Hospital Association. In ICUs, they’re more common than in other hospital departments. Ultimately, the study’s goal was to evaluate how well-versed nurses were in the right administration of medicines in intensive care units. Nurses working in ICUs for adult patients filled out a questionnaire about high-risk medicines to gauge their level of expertise. There were 240 participants in the study. It was deemed sufficient in 23% cases, and somewhat sufficient in 63% cases, to their knowledge. Nurses with a bachelor’s degree earned an average grade of 1.86, while those with a secondary education earned an average grade of 2.02 (p < 0.05). Just over a quarter (24%) said that they had made a medicine error at work, and 5% acknowledged that they had made a medication error personally! Nurses in intensive care units are well-versed in drug administration, but are reluctant to disclose medication mistakes (Štrbová et al., 2017).

NHS FPX 4000 Assessment 2 Applying Research Skills JJ

Breuker, C., Macioce, V., Mura, T., Castet-Nicolas, A., Audurier, Y., Boegner, C., … & Sultan, A. (2017). Medication errors at hospital admission and discharge: risk factors and impact of medication reconciliation process to improve healthcare. Journal of patient safety. This study aimed to determine the incidence, features, and severity of unexpected medication discrepancies (UMDs) as well as medication errors (MEs). Another goal was to investigate clinical and hospitalization variables linked with UMD risk as well as medication reconciliation features related to UMD detection. As part of a prospective observational research at the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition Department at Montpellier Hospital, France, all adult patients hospitalized between 2013 and 2015 were enrolled. Clinical pharmacists conducted medication reconciliation by gathering the best available medication history from multiple sources and comparing it to admission and discharge prescriptions to find inconsistencies. Even unintentional medication inconsistencies rectified by a doctor counted as a ME. There are several risk variables for UMDs that may be discovered using logistic regression analysis (Breuker et al., 2017).

Asensi-Vicente, J., Jiménez-Ruiz, I., & Vizcaya-Moreno, M. F. (2018). Medication errors involving nursing students: A systematic review. Nurse educator43(5), E1-E5. To consolidate empirical research on prelicensure nursing students’ medication mistakes, this study was conducted. There has been a thorough literature review of original research papers. Only 19 papers met the criteria for inclusion in this review. Few studies have examined mistakes and near misses involving nursing students, and the available data shows that they occur often, according to the researchers’ results (Asensi et al., 2018).

Alenius, M., & Graf, P. (2016). Use of electronic medication administration records to reduce perceived stress and risk of medication errors in nursing homes. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing34(7), 297-302. Several parts of therapeutics have been deemed unsafe due to the present pharmaceutical administration methods. E-Medication Administration Records might alleviate several of the aforementioned issues Unfortunately, little study on this issue has been conducted, especially in nursing homes. It was then decided to conduct a prospective case-control study in two nursing homes, one of which had a paper-based record system and the other had an electronic record system installed. Participants in the intervention group (n = 59) were asked to fill out a questionnaire on their feelings of stress as well as the risk of medication mistakes at baseline (n = 66). As compared to the control group, there were statistically significant reductions in the perceived risk of missing a medicine, medication mistakes due to communication issues, and medication errors due to inaccuracy in drug administration records. There was also a reduction in reported daily stress levels in the intervention group (P< .05) ( Alenius & Graf , 2016).  

NHS FPX 4000 Assessment 2 Applying Research Skills JJ

Learning From the Research

By looking through peer-reviewed journal publications, I was able to gather critical data and information concerning medication mistakes. This study taught me about the delivery of medications to patients and the mistakes that might arise. For example, after reading the article on medication errors Asensi-Vicente, J., Jiménez-Ruiz, I., & Vizcaya-Moreno, M. F. (2018). Medication errors involving nursing students: A systematic review. Nurse educator43(5), E1-E5., I discovered that medication errors had an impact on the nursing personnel involved, something I was not aware of before to conducting research for this article. I was able to build resources and information concerning drug mistakes by developing this bibliography.

Learning from Annotated Bibliography Research 

In addition to developing skills in critical reading and identifying significant aspects of a research study, annotated bibliographies assisted me in synthesizing the information in a way that helps the reader assess its validity and usefulness in connection to the research problem or area of study.

NHS FPX 4000 Assessment 2 Applying Research Skills JJ

During my Research and collection of Annotated Bibliography, I collected peer-reviewed publications and articles that helped me learn more about Medication mistakes and errors. Prior to my investigation, I assumed that electronic charting, medical records, and prescription were just another method to save time and money by eliminating paper. After doing some study, I discovered that automated prescription is part of the solution to the huge problem of drug mistakes (Overhage et al 2016). My sources have provided a wealth of information on pharmaceutical and medication mistakes, including errors at various stages, the significance of prevention, identification, and reporting errors. I will consult these sources when I conduct additional research into pharmaceutical mistakes in order to devise a viable solution to this problem.

References

Alenius, M., & Graf, P. (2016). Use of electronic medication administration records to reduce perceived stress and risk of medication errors in nursing homes. CIN: Computers, Inforsmatics, Nursing34(7), 297-302.

Breuker, C., Macioce, V., Mura, T., Castet-Nicolas, A., Audurier, Y., Boegner, C., … & Sultan, A. (2017). Medication errors at hospital admission and discharge: risk factors and impact of medication reconciliation process to improve healthcare. Journal of patient safety.

Capella University Library – Capella University. (2021). Libcal.com. https://capellauniversity.libcal.com/

Mc Donnell, S. (2018). Applying Learning: Student Experience of Research Skills Module. In Transforming our World Through Design, Diversity and Education (pp. 579-583). IOS Press. 

Overhage, J. M., Gandhi, T. K., Hope, C., Seger, A. C., Murray, M. D., Orav, E. J., & Bates, D.W. (2016). Ambulatory computerized prescribing and preventable adverse drug events. Journal of Patient Safety, 12(2), 69-74. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000194

Štrbová, P., Dostálová, E., & Urbánek, K. (2017). Medication errors at intensive care units: nurses ‘knowledge and attitudes. Clinical Therapeutics39(8), e92

Summon: Advanced Searching. (2018). Capella University Library. https://capellauniversity.libcal.com/event/4321100

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