When administering medications, nurses are responsible for ensuring that the medication given and nursing actions will not harm the client, and accepts this responsibility as a condition of their registration. How to write a reflective account definition of ‘reflect’: to think, meditate, or ponder as part of your revalidation application, you will be required to provide five reflective accounts and complete one reflective discussion. Enced, following the administration of a drug or a combination of medications, and is suspected to be related to the medication th e reaction may be a known side.
Notice of decision sanction warning imposed on her registration for a period of errors in administering medication puts service users at risk of harm written reflective account, the content of which must be to the satisfaction of the council. The role of nurses in medicine administration errors kerri wright freelance writer, university of greenwich, london this article explores the commonly held belief that nurses are to blame for the high rate of medication administration errors in health care. A reflective account is a 'story' about a task you have completed and how you think it went maybe your assessor has asked you to do an account about how you support clients at lunchtime look at the relevant standard so you understand what you need to be including and then simply write down what you did. Read the completed reflective account for module one below, and then explore how sfhchs3 administer medication to individuals this discussion helped sheena and her manager to develop a reflective dialogue and identify the capabilities sheena already had, and those she could develop.
Self-administration of medicines is believed to increase patients' understanding about their medication and to promote their independence and autonomy in the hospital setting the effect of inpatient self-administration of medication (sam) schemes on patients, staff and institutions is currently. This allows a thorough account of the incident to be developed and later reflected on gibbs model (1998) goes through six important points to aid the reflective process, including description of incident, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and finally action plan. Administering medication reflective account the legislation which governs how medication is administered, stored and recorded include the following: the health and social care act 2008 the medicines act 1968 the misuse of drugs act 1971 health & safety at work act 1974. Most nurses have been taught the 8 rights of medication administration, but here is a refresher: right patient – use the three national patient identifiers to ensure that you are giving the medication to the patient it is intended for. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 ‘the process of medication use is a continuum of activities involving multiple health care professionals and multiple steps (that is, prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring), thereby creating multiple opportunities for error’ (zhan et al, 2006, p353.
Administration of medicines is a key element of nursing care every day some 7000 doses of medication are administered in a typical nhs hospital (audit commission 2002) so throughout this essay i will be evaluating and highlighting the learning that took place whilst on placement at a day unit. If i was administering medication ie an injection i would respect service users dignity and privacy and follow there personal plan this complys with medicines act 1968 and the royal pharmaceutical society guidelines also the handling of medicines act 2007. The pda health and social care: administration of medication at scqf level 7 is also designed to provide continuing professional development (cpd) for employees who are in a job role where they assist or administer medication to individuals.
Reflective account of nursing1 pharmacology critical thinking principles of drug administration notes on french literature code of ethics for nurses analysis about the century of peace and congress nursing process in administering medications prepared by : grp, rn assessment. Administering medication reflective account essay sample common types of medication which i deal with and support my clients with are: paracetamol- usually prescribed as 500mg tablets and used to relieve symptoms of mild to moderate pain and can also be used to reduce body temperature during fever. Medication administration the intended use of medications is meant to improve a person’ health, it is very important the individual administering medication or self-medicating use the drugs correctly, by following the doctors’ instruction for the medication prescribed.
Anyone administering medicines needs to be regularly reminded of what constitutes safe and effective practice but this is easy to say, less easy to make a reality when staffing is at a premium and opportunities for study leave is limited. Medication administration is not simply the administering the prescribed drug to the patient it is the safe practice of administering drugs to patients following principle of five rights such as the right patient, the right drug, the right drug, right dose, the right time and the right route ( medication handling in nsw public health. Able to use a candidate/ reflective account to provide some of the evidence for this unit eg describe the common adverse reactions to medication, how each can be recognised and the appropriate action(s) required. For intramuscular medication, the nurse has to use a relatively longer needle and should administer the dosage keeping the needle at 90 degree, such that the needle passes through the adipose tissue into the muscle for administering the dosage into the muscle.
Several things i had to focus on were proper medication administration, proper charting and patient comfort level for medication administration it was vital to remember the five rights – right drug, right dose, right patient, right route, right time and then proper documentation. A syringe driver is only an alternative method of administering medication it does not produce more effective analgesia than the oral route unless the patient cannot use oral medication, or has serious compliance problems. Before administering any medication, rather the medication is known or unfamiliar it is the issuer responsibility to know about or why the medication is to be given knowing the mode of action will ensure that the medication given is appropriate for the patient’s diagnosis.