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Medication Errors Essay Examples

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The Detection of Anti-Epileptic and Anti-Anxiety Medication in Some Drinking Water in the U.S.
• Pharmaceuticals have been recently detected in our drinking water supply according to an AP investigation. • These pharmaceuticals have affected at least 41 million Americans and include antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones• Very Small concentration have been found, and utilities...
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A Discussion on Types of Medication Errors in Health Care
Medication Errors are among the biggest issues devoted in health care setting today in America. According to a recent Journal of the American Medical Association, medication error causes more than 10,000 of injures and deaths every year. Medication giving include five basic rights: Right patient, Right medication, Right rou...
930 words
2 pages
Factors Contributing to Medication Errors
Medication Errors are among the biggest issues devoted in health care setting today in America. According to a recent Journal of the American Medical Association, medication error causes more than 10,000 of injures and deaths every year. Medication giving include five basic rights: Right patient, Right medication, Right rou...
935 words
2 pages
The Rising Concern of Medication Errors and What Needs to be Done
Target High Risk Areas for Medication Errors Medication errors are among the biggest issues in health care settings today. The effect of managed care is one of the causative factors. The need to contain costs has invariably doubled the nurses' workload making them less efficient as caregivers. Example of problem is the hig...
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Children and Medication
We in America tend to take medication for almost any problem we have to stomach pain, headache, more serious chronic disorders such as depression and attention deficit disorder. While many uses of the drugs may be necessary and legitimate, many are not, and due to this fact, many people became dependent on drugs, mentally,...
805 words
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A Closer Look at a Medication Regimen
Case Study: Closer Look at a Medication Regimen Background History NB is a 40 year old, 5 foot 7 inch, 148 lbs (67kg) African American female admitted through the emergency department (ED) with loss of consciousness, possibly related to a drug overdose. Subsequently, she was transferred to the medical/surgical floor with...
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8 pages
The Issue of Prescribing Drug to Children of 3 Years or Younger Diagnosed with ADHD
"Toddlers and Prescriptions" According to the research made by Patricia Mullan et al., "Children aged 3 years or younger had Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosed and receive markedly variable psychotropic medication regimens " (1). It seems that todays society demands more tim...
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5 pages
A Study on Cases of Children Being Misdiagnosed with ADHD
Misdiagnosed children with ADHD and the effects the medicine has on them. Imagine being misdiagnosed for something and be put on medication to make you feel better, but at the same time that medication is making you worse. Today, our children are being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at...
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3 pages
How Antacid Travels and Processed in Your Digestive System
An antacid is a medication taken by mouth for the purpose of relieving pain associated with acid indigestion, ulcers, and heartburn. The name anti-acid literally means opposite acid; with respect to the pH scale (which will be discussed later), the opposite of an acid is a base, so it is not surprising to learn that commerc...
1,782 words
4 pages
A Comparison of Old Influenza Medication and New Antiviral Zanamivir Drug
For 3 decades, scientists have been experimenting with medications that stifle the influenza virus. Two drugs, amantadine and rimantadine, can impede the disease and limit symptoms. However, neither works against one of the two major strains of influenza, and both can be eluded by the evolving virus. In addition, amantadine...
802 words
2 pages