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NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation

NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation

Plan Proposal For Medication Errors



Mar 2021


NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation

  • Organizational and patient issue of medication errors
  • Evidence-based interdisciplinary plan
  • Implementing interdisciplinary plan
  • Managing human and financial resources
  • Evidence-based criteria to evaluate success of plan
  • Evidence-based criteria to evaluate the outcomes

NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation

Medication errors

  • Near misses and adverse effects may harm the patients
  • Medication errors are one of the major reasons for adverse effects
  • The errors affect organizational functions and processes 
  • Medication errors increase work burden
  • Medication errors lead to blame culture and conflicts
  • It is difficult to identify errors at times

Types of medication errors

  • Ordering or prescription errors
  • Transcribing errors
  • Documenting errors
  • Dispensing errors
  • Administering errors
  • Dosage errors

NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation

Effects of medication errors

  • Delayed care
  • High cost of care
  • Mortality and morbidity
  • Long-term side effects
  • Sense of guilt, disappointment, fear and inadequacy
  • Lower patient trust 

PDSA Cycle

  • Plan
    • Identify and create a team
    • Create aim and objectives
    • Analyze current approach
    • Identify potential interdisciplinary solution

NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation

Evidence-based interdisciplinary plan

  • Do phase
    • Role-based interdisciplinary team
    • Error reporting system with physician order entry
    • Direct communication channel in reporting system
    • Checklist to compare prescription, EHR, dosage, and medicine
    • Bar-code-based medication system
    • Shared decision-making with root-cause analysis

Evidence-based interdisciplinary plan

  • Report any changes in packaging or brand
  • Do not use abbreviations
  • Limit interferences during drug administration through
    • Tabards
    • Nurse collaboration 
  • Communication protocols for faster response

Study and Act Phase

  • Examine the results to check
    • Analyze error rates
    • Calculate response rate
    • Compare cost with benefit
    • Analyze burnout and perspectives
    • Analyze patient satisfaction
    • Observed side-effects
    • Identify need for change

Managing Financial & human resources

  • Motivate the health care professionals to increase performance
  • Increase nurse to patient ratio
  • Manage burden and schedule the work
  • Solve conflicts
  • Provide support, incentives, and resources
  • Procure error reporting, bar-code, and checklist system
  • Manage finances without compromising with quality of care

NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation

Criteria to evaluate success

  • Reduced medication errors
  • Increase in response rate
  • Reduction in cost
  • Reduction in burnout
  • Increase in patient satisfaction


  • Faster root-cause analyze
  • Increase in effective communication
  • Higher job satisfaction
  • Increased trust in patients
  • Increased computer science competencies and skills 

NURS FPX4010 Assessment 4: Stakeholder Presentation


Medication errors include prescription, dispensing, dosage calculation, and drug administration errors. As stakeholders’ units are involved, an integrated system with EHR, medication reporting and communication, bar-code, tabards to reduce interferences, a checklist for verification, and education and training staff are beneficial in reducing errors and promote quality culture. 


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