Hcs/482 Essay

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A Medication error is a failure in the treatment process that leads or can lead to harm the patient. One big medication error that occurs all over America is accurate amount of drug administration. On average 100,000 American die every year because of drug overdose caused by nurses who fall to provide the proper dose. Today my team and I will talk about the Quaid Twins. Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly Quaid twins in November of 2007 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. There the twins Thomas and Zoet were accidentally given 10,000 units per milliliter of heparin when they only needed 10 units. Fortunately the twins are okay but this was a huge medication error that could have killed the twins. Several hospitals all over America have made the same mistake now. Over the course of a few years there are 6 cases where infants were given the incorrect dose of heparin in which three died from internally and externally bleeding. Annually there 98,000 patients deaths that are caused by heparin overdose. Many Infant suffer deaths and or injuries because of the mistake that the nurse made. Judicial process and Health Care Law• Health care laws are implemented to protect individuals from various health Issues •Notify the family/responsible party regarding the error •Preventing errors and improving patient safety •Find the root cause of medication errors •Avoid medication errors Professional Standard of Practice •The American Nurses association (ANA) House of delegates and The ANA board of directors sets the policies for Nursing Practice •The policy outlines the scope responsible core values, technology, and competency for nurses •Nurses are responsible for administering medication within their scope of Practice •Nurses needs to have knowledge about the effects, side effects, and the interaction of the medication •Nurses needs to follow the

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