It encompasses the assessment of patients' health and well- being, the planning, interventions, discharge planning and to provide patient education; within that administering and monitoring the effects of their medications, and evaluating desired and adverse effects of these medications and then document all finding.
Management of drug administration is a very central area of concern as far as medical practitioners are concerned. The above is of particular relevance to nurses especially in light of many drug administration related casualties which have been reported in the UK as well as other countries. The problem of increased 'error' in administration by nurses has therefore become a cause of worry for many researchers as attempts to unearth the root cause of the problem remains a pipe-line dream.
The above notwithstanding, authorities in health care have for a very long time strived to understand and perhaps explain in a clear and re-assuring way what causes some of the malpractices which cause health care administrators and especially nurses to result to behaviour and practices which put at risk not only their careers but also their patients' lives.
In the sections to follow, the researcher carries out a systematic re...
Of particular importance to the study is to establish whether the above behaviour of the nurses arise due to systematic situations such as lack of other 'means' or 'ways' of doing things or it occurs and eminates from nurses' lack of proper preparation in terms of education and training as well as other causal factors to be discussed below. Although the causes or explanations may seem familiar or straightforward to a layman, an explanation that is key to informing the nursing profession calls for a thorough investigation into the problem. Such requires the analysis of past studies similar or remotely related to this study which has been carried out in various places in the world by professional bodies, government agencies, health authorities, nursing schools as well as nursing students.
2.1 Education & Training for Nurses
The appropriateness and effectiveness of training received by nurses plays a very crucial role in determining the type and kind of quality services the nurses are going to offer once in the work stations Jones, and Jack, (1999). A study carried out by Jones, and Jack, (1999) established that 88% of cases involving overdosing by nurses stemmed from lack of proper qualifications on the part of the affected nurses. The study carried out in Malaysia involved 60 nurses who had undergone atleast 2 years of training and had been practicing for between 1 to 6 years.
The study which involved gathering data through a random sampling utilized the cross-sectional method and covered several towns. Utilizing surveys, interviews and focus groups, results as were released as to how education and training affected nurses' effectiveness affected nurses' ability to disseminate duties professionally. The study arrived at the conclusion that, indeed the level
The following is a literature review of relevant research studies carried out in the past to determine the role played by nurses in drug administration as well as the effects of nurses and how their errors in drug administration affect patients. The literature discussed below draws from studies al over the world and most of the studies reviewed are qualitative although a few quantitative studies will be cited…
The importance and relevance of primary health care initiatives is no hidden fact that is very much required to contribute in the success of societies across the world. Primary health care is a global initiative that requires participation of the masses and equal attention on wide arrays of issues pertaining to a number of diseases.
Method: Using a correlation quantitative research design, a convenience sample of 20 students enrolled in paramedic specialization program with the Flinders University was surveyed. A questionnaire was used to assess these students seeking their answers on why they chose to enter paramedic specialization.
Mostly, in the United States, it was observed that patients with the mental disorders and drug abuse would not get any treatment they would instead bring clients together. This was according toRidgley, Osher, Goldman&Talbott, 1987.However there were some patients who were lucky enough to get treatment but unfortunate for them the results of services given could either be random.
A wide scope of facts studied by the science should be considered in a broad context. Therefore, "science deals with objective facts, not with subjective values" (Armstrong, 1968 cited from Study Guide). This is a well-known science-values dichotomy. A scientific discovery should be always considered in relation to the methods implemented in order to overcome methodological and interpretative disputes.
The escalating costs and scarce resources for health programs prompted healthcare providers to abandon traditional “fee-for-service” medical service and to contract with a variety of “managed care” organizations, which has contributed to the rapid growth of health program evaluation during the past three decades. (Grembowski, 2001, p.5).
ressed this educational curriculum as it pertains to developing countries where this opportunity for educational advancement and specialization has been far less accessible than in more developed nations of Western Europe and the USA. The focus of this journal article is the
e reviews on the subject that included mostly studies that were important to showing how stroke patients were recuperating after their hospital stays. One ethnography study was used. Burton chose to use other full reviews rather than using single articles.
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The author states that when dealing with critical issues that include the consent of the people in the society, different methods of communication must be applied in order to ensure that little resistance is received. People need to be enlightened on the challenges and benefits that will come with the new move by the administration.