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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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ADHD, Symptoms, Medications and Statistics
The term, sprecial-needs children is defined as children whose developmental and/or behavior requires help or intervention beyond the scope of the ordinary classroom or adult interactions. About 15 to 20 percent of all children in the United States will exhibit some form of atypicall development and need special services (B...
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An Overview of the Characteristics, Treatment and Medication for Different Metal Diseases
<center><a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites</a></center> Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by t...
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An Analysis of Legally Forcing Prescription Medication to a Person Diagnosed with Mental Illness
Should a Person Diagnosed with a Mental Illness be Forced Legally to Take Prescription Medication? The laws of our nation were created to protect its citizens. Some regulations govern our everyday living, such as motor vehicle laws, one being wearing your seatbelt. Some may argue that they should have the freedom to choos...
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An Analysis of Marijuana Given For Medication
It should be acknowledged that quite a good number of patients, especially the new ones, might experience dizziness as a result of taking marijuana. Furthermore, a patient who is under marijuana medication should not operate any machinery or motor vehicle (Cervantes 82). Based on the uses of marijuana in the medical field,...
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An Essay on the Controlled Substance Act of 1970
Controlled Substance Act of 1970 Ally Knapp College America The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 is a law that pertains to medicine, or drugs that were medically used, to be distributed properly. Basically, a United States law, that was created and passed in 1970 that regulated the prescribing and dispensing of psyc...
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An Analysis of the Spiritual Growth and the Concepts of Medication
is a private devotion or mental exercise consisting of a number of techniques of concentration, contemplation, and abstraction to heighten spiritual awareness. It has also been defined as, Consciously directing your attention to alter your state of consciousness. has been practiced around the world since the ancient times....
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An Introduction to the Importance of Healthcare in Today's Society
The aim of health promotion is to foster healthy environments at individual, physical and social levels in order to proceed beyond the traditional healthcare and public health sector. For instance, man has used mood altering drugs for many years. Mood altering drugs are used to treat symptoms of mental impairment in medical...
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The Devastating Effects of HIV Medication to Neurodevelopment
HIV medication has lead to devastating effects on the child’s or adolescent’s brain or neurodevelopment. It has lead to depression, emotional distress, and anxiety. In addition, it can cause impairment of memory and thinking. This kind of medication can trigger common disorders that include cognitive motor disorder, dementi...
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An Analysis of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in American Children
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERApproximately 3-5% of all American children have anAttention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a leading cause ofschool failure and under-achievement. ADD characteristics oftenarise in early childhood. As many as 50% of children with ADDare never diagnosed. Boys significantly outnumber girls, thoughg...
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An Argument Against the Use of the Psychotropic Drugs in the Treatment of the Younger Children
"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 today s society demands more time fo...
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An Argument Against Assisted Suicide
Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician helps a person take his or her own life by giving advice, writing a prescription for lethal medication, or assisting the individual with some device which allows the person to take his or her own life. The physician lends expertise, but the person does the act. I think tha...
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An Experience of a Survivor of Rheumatoid Arthritis
November 12, 1999 To whom it may Concern, Over a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in all extremities. As the months passed, even while on medication, it became more and more difficult to move. During the month of June, I was treated at the Palm Bay Community Hospital, on an out patient b...
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Responsibilities of Being a Pharmacist
A Pharmacist Being a pharmacist is much harder than what you probably thought it was. Pharmacists in a hospital have many, many responsibilities. They must be very careful that they have measured the medication correctly, because one little mistake can be potentially fatal. Pharmacists must know what many of the medica...
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Running Prevents From Health Problems
Preventing Health Problems Through Running In this study, I investigate the affects that running has on reducing the risk of some health problems. I am doing this because I run about 40 to 60 miles per week, and my family has a history of health problems. For instance, my grandfather suffered a heart attack, and he also h...
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An Introduction to the Steps of Developing a Career as a Pharmacy Technician
Preparing for a career as a Pharmacy Technician involves extensive training, good communication skills, and a willingness to work with the public. A pharmacy technician, also called pharmacy technologist, pharmacy medication technicians, or pharmacy assistants, provide technical assistance for registered pharmacists...
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