Culture and Environment of Safety

Provide your answers to the following questions in a 2-page paper. Use APA Editorial Format for all citations and references used.

  1. What should the “culture and environment of safety” look like when preparing and administering medications?
  2. Discuss a common breach of medication administration.
  3. Identify three (3) factors that lead to errors in documentation related to medication administration.
  4. What can I do to prevent medication errors?

Requirements: 2pages with 1 page reference

Answer preview

Three factors that lead to documentation errors include poor training of caregivers, distractions, and overwhelming workload due to insufficient staffing. Nurses may commit medication-related documentation errors due to a lack of required knowledge on handling documentation. It is necessary to train nurses to be equipped with the skillset to effectively put observations and patient information on paper on patients’ charts and files. Training nurses, especially those new to the field, should be done so that all healthcare providers are knowledgeable and competent to minimize clinical risks (Farokhzadian, Dehghan & Borhani, 2018). Additionally, distractions at the workplace, such as telephone calls or chats with colleagues, may interfere with the documentation of important information that could be used in medication administration. Caregivers must stay clear of distractions to prevent the omission of data that could be helpful when providing care services to patients. Besides, substantial patient workloads affect operational efficiency, primarily when documenting patient information. Due to the need to attend to other patients and duties, a caregiver may fail to provide complete information about a patient.

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Culture and Environment of Safety

Retinopathy of Prematurity

1. Please answer the following questions. Cite the resources utilized for your answers.

A. Discuss Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and how this is managed/prevented. What is the target oxygen saturation range for prevention of ROP?

B. What is surfactant and why is it used in the pre-term infant?

C. Discuss anticipatory grief and correlation with the NICU setting.

D. Discuss medication safety in this patient population. What are the considerations for safe medication administration to this vulnerable population?

2. Tour of the NICU (< 5 mins) Watch

3. Equipment (<7 mins) Watch

4. NICU Training Scenario: Cincinnati Children’s (<9 mins) Watch

**Write a short paper and reflect on what you learned from watching these videos.

Requirements: The answers can be up to 5 sentences. Short paper 500-700 words.

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The swell of blood vessels in the light-sensitive layers of the retina causes ROP. Some treatments have side effects, but a combination of medication and therapy can help heal the disease. The standard treatment of ROP is laser therapy which helps burn away the area covering the retina edges with no normal blood vessels (Chiang, Quinn, Fielder, Ostmo, & Chan, et al., 2021). This procedure helps bring sight to the main part of the visual field. Other therapy procedures include cryotherapy, which uses an instrument to freeze certain eye parts that have grown past the retina. The common drug used for the treatment of ROP is Anti-VEGF drugs which help block the continued growth of blood vessels in the retina. Although this drug is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is used as an alternative to laser therapy.

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Retinopathy of Prematurity