Medical Errors Name Institution Course Professor Date Introduction: Medical Errors In essence medical errors have become common in recent times making medical care not as safe as it ought to be and hindering the objective of saving life as effects of medical and instead leading to adverse effects that worsen the quality of life or even lead to death at worst. Medical errors are adverse effects of care that are preventable whether or not there is evidence of harm to patients: errors are preventable and should not occur in the first place yet they do occur often. This paper seeks to outline and discuss a common medical care error that occurs often and one that leads to adverse effects on the patients and causes death at worst if not timely rectified. As a matter of fact Carrie (2017) in an article asserts that a study conducted by John Hopkins the drugs prescribed from diagnosis while a doctor will be able to see lab test results and make decisions appropriately based on the accurate information offered: nurses would also know the best and most appropriate care to offer. Conclusion Evidently communication errors are costly. Communication is essential especially when dealing with patients. Proper communication on the patient as he undergoes different phases of care- with the same information recorded in a system for the caregivers- ensures that appropriate action is taken. This will in turn reduce in-hospital deaths and promote the health outcomes of patients. References Carrie Ann. The 8 Most Common Root Causes of Medical Errors. Always Culture. September 6 2017. https://alwaysculture.com/hcahps/8-most-common-causes-of-medical-errors/Coiera E. (2016). Communication Systems in Healthcare. Clinical Biochemist Reviews 27(2) 89–98.La Pietra L. Calligaris L. Molendini L. Quattrin R. & Brusaferro S. (2015). Medical errors and clinical risk management: state of the art. Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 25(6) 339–346. http://www.pathway-interact.com/interact-tools/interact-tools-library/interact-version-4-0-tools-for-nursing-homes/ [...]
Utilizing no less than three scholarly sources outside of your textbook, research a common error in the medical field that results in harm to or death in patients. Pick one mistake and discuss how it is caused, what preventive measures have been taken against it, and what you would propose to fix it. Be very specific in your proposal, we need to see doable steps that would produce change in a healthcare facility. Be sure to demonstrate that you have researched the causes and how your proposed solution would specifically change patient outcomes. This paper will be 750 to 1000 words in length in APA format.