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PROFESIONAL VALUES – DRUG ERROR

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DRUG ERROR MARKING CRITERIA

-Recognises the possible consequence of error and the importance of patient safety, and takes measures to reduce the effects of harm.

-Checks the stability of the patient by taking observations, informs the nurse in charge and medical team of the event, and seeks advice.

-Recognises the importance of disclosing the occurrence to the patient and apologise, reflecting duty of candour.

-Documents events, actions and consequences in the patient’s records, and completes an incident report.

-Demonstrates the importance of reflection, explores the sequence of events and factors that may have influenced the occurrence, recognises the learning opportunity, and identifies the need to revisit drug administration procedure.

-Acknowledges the need to keep to and uphold the standards and values set out in ‘The Code’: prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety, and promote professionalism and trust.

SCENARIO

The scenario will be you or your colleague has administered wrong medication, which is drug error. You will be asked to write down the series of actions you will take after the incident has occurred.

1. I will acknowledge the potential outcomes of errors and the significance of patient safety. Subsequently, I will take necessary steps to mitigate the impact of any harm caused.

2. I will assess the patient’s stability through observations, notify the responsible nurse and medical team about the situation, and seek their guidance.

3. I will inform the patient about the incident and offer a sincere apology.

4. I will record the events, actions taken, and their consequences in the patient’s records, and submit an incident report.

5. I will integrate this experience into my practice by analysing the sequence of events and factors that might have contributed to the incident. I will recognize it as a valuable learning opportunity, leading me to re-evaluate the drug administration procedure.

6. I will uphold the standards and principles outlined in ‘The Code,’ prioritizing the well-being of individuals, practicing effectively, ensuring safety, and promoting professionalism and trust.

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