Reduce Medical Errors In Health Care

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This paper would provide a detailed explanation of the procedure for bringing about a change in the health care practice for the betterment and improvement in the quality of care and safety of the patients. It emphasizes the importance of understanding that interrupting nurses during medication administration procedures can be highly harmful for the patients and strategies need to be implemented in the healthcare facilities to reduce these interruptions. The paper is focused on providing the strategies and the plans for successful implementation as to reduce the cases of medication errors in the health care facilities.
Problem Statement
Medical errors are mistakes made by medical professionals in handling their clients. These mistakes range
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It is logical that the patients cannot trust the doctors when they do not have trust in them. However, when the doctor make errors, and fails to inform the patients, the confidence that is bestowed on doctors is eroded and the patients begin to question their trust on the doctors (Brophy et al., 2014). Thus, while a vast majority of the cases of medical errors do not lead to the patients being harmed, they have legal consequences. Given that most medical errors are likely to cause health complications on the patients, lethal or otherwise, medical professionals are duty-bound to make their patients aware of the …show more content…
Various studies that have attempted to examine the extent of medical errors have indicated that errors can occur in virtually all departments (Vogus & Iacobucci, 2016). A 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine classified medical errors into various categories. According to this report, the majority of errors made by practitioners are technical in nature (Foss, 2011). Although the report indicated that most medical errors are preventable, non-preventable errors are equally common. Surgical procedures have been noted to be most prone to mistakes. Most surgical procedures are complex and can easily result onto complications. Besides, the administration of a surgery can also lead to errors (Foss, 2012). Some of the most common mistakes in surgical procedures are leaving equipment inside the patient, make wrong cuts, using wrong blood groups in transfusion, or the use of too little anesthesia agent where the patient wakes up in the middle of the