In week 5 you will write the final section your Capstone Paper. The Assignment you will submit this week will combine the work you completed in Week 4 (Evidenced-Based Practice Plan) and will integrate the Resources and Conclusion details in approximately 3-5 paragraphs for your Capstone Paper. Be sure to include scholarly references identified in the literature review to support your EBP plan. Use appropriate and persuasive language that communicates meaning with clarity and fluency to readers, and is virtually error-free (see AWE Capstone Checklist).
To prepare for this Assignment:
Remember: Each section of the Capstone Paper must meet the Academic Writing Expectations for the Capstone Level.
Write a 3â€“4-page paper that addresses the following:
Introduction. Briefly review your practice problem and include a purpose statement.
RE: Group B Practice Experience Discussion – Week 4
My improvement project addresses the prevention of Medication Administration Errors (MAEs). Annually, 7,000 to 9,000 persons die from a medication error (Tariq et al., 2021). The challenges and impediments to implementing a quality improvement plan may include miscommunication among staff and the complexity of health care systems. Individuals affected by the change would include patients and improving their health conditions.
Some of the proposed action steps for implementing improved practice include having nurses regularly check labels, arrange medicine inventory to visually differentiate medications and monitoring patients to check the progress and effect of administered medications.
Potential challenges that might compromise my proposed improvement project include nurses having poor concentration due to the heavy workload they have. Nurses play an important role in the incident and prevention of medication administration errors. A solution and action plan would include organizational and structural changes to promote quality and safety based on evidence based practices.
Medication errors are preventable, and they occur while in contact with a health care professional, patient or consumer during ordering, transcribing, dispensing, or administering prescriptions. Most medication errors can be avoided if guidelines on medication administration are adhered to appropriately.
Tariq, R., Vashisht, R., Sinha, A., & Scherbak, Y. (2021) Medication dispensing errors and prevention.
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