For the assignment this week, I chose the topic of Medication Errors to find three reputable sources to cite the information on with an annotated bibliography. The sources I chose from the ProQuest database because I think they have a good reputation in providing peer-reviewed material relevant to the topic I chose. Chang, Y., & Mark, Barbara A, RN,PhD., F.A.A.N. (2009). Antecedents of severe and nonsevere medication errors. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41(1), 70-8.
Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/236343845?accountid=35812 This article focused on ways used to investigate the differences in antecedents for medication errors. Severe and non-severe errors have different antecedents; therefore both the prevention and management strategies must be targeted to the specific type of error that occurred.
Gleason, K. M., Mcdaniel, M. R., Feinglass, J., Baker, D. W., Lindquist, L., Liss, D., & Noskin, G. A. (2010). Results of the medications at transitions and clinical handoffs (MATCH) study: An analysis of medication reconciliation errors and risk factors at hospital admission. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(5), 441-7. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/nursing/docview/871261424/abstract/13D93A93855F3D5824/4?accountid=35812 This article shows how harm can be prevented or reduced for patients by quickly correcting any errors made through medication administration. Accurate and complete medication histories are preferred for all patients.
Collaboration between physicians, nurses and other health care providers on medication reconciliation is beneficial for a pharmacist. Attention to detail is always expected and more so during shift changes and handoffs of care, therefore reducing the risk of medication errors occurring.
Sarvadikar, A., Prescott, G., & Williams, D. (2010). Attitudes to reporting medication error among differing healthcare professionals. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 66(8), 843-53. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/nursing/docview/633059249/abstract/13D9373EFE72C940FE5/1?accountid=35812 These results reflect opposing attitudes about reporting medication errors, among health care.