Capella BSN4016 Unit 4 Discussion 1 & 2

Safe Medication Practices

Resources

  • For this discussion, review this week’s Internet resources, linked in the Resources, and answer the following questions:
  • What do the Internet sites have in common and how do they take different approaches to providing information to health care workers about improve patient safety?
  • Which of these sites would you be most likely to consult for policy development or education on safe medication administration for your current practice? Why?
  • Support your position with references from this week’s readings.

Response Guidelines

Respond to one of your peers to advance the discussion on incorporating safe medication practices into patient care. Your response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

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Patient Rights

Resources

  • Many of us were taught that there were five rights of patient medication. Now, according to the textbook or Web site you reference, there are six, seven, and even eight rights. For this discussion, respond to the following:

Does increasing the number of patient rights make it easier or harder to ensure patients receive the medications that are ordered in a safe, effective manner?

  • Describe the version of the rights of patient medication you would find the most effective and describe the rationale for this choice.
  • Review the “Nurses’ Six Rights for Safe Medication Administration.”
    • Do you agree with the author’s points on medication safety?
    • Incorporate this into your decision of the patent’s medication rights. Support your position with references from this week’s readings as well as outside sources as needed.

Response Guidelines

Respond to one of your peers to advance the discussion on rights of patient medication. Your response should indicate that you have read the weekly readings and contain at least one reference. Additionally, make sure that your response is in accordance with any of the established faculty expectations. Always be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting for any citations and references.

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