Task: In preparation for clinical practice, you are required to write a report to demonstrate your understanding of medication errors. You will need to identify three major reasons why medication errors occur and explain why each of these reasons can lead to medication errors. Support your explanation with evidence from the literature. Conclude the assignment with how this information will inform your practice on your next clinical placement.
The layout of your report is to include
1. Introduction: background information on medication errors; significance of the problem. This section must be supported by current quality evidenced based literature. 2. Main body: use subheadings, one for each of the three factors and discuss why these factors lead to medication errors and the impact on patient safety. This section must be supported by current quality evidenced based literature. 3. Conclusion: describe how the evidence will inform your practice on clinical placement and state three strategies that you as a registered nurse can use to prevent medication errors. This section must be supported by current quality evidenced based literature.
Your report will need to be supported by at least 6 quality evidence-based references including two (2) from textbooks, three (3) from nursing journals and one (1) from an Australian govemment/health website are used in this assessment item.
Please see the marking rubric for a detailed description of each section of the report. _
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