Clinical Pharma

Overview

A prescription is an order from a physician to a pharmacist that indicates the medication that a patient is to take. If the prescription is poorly written, this can lead to medication error. Here are some statistics:

  • Medication errors occur in approximately 1 in every 5 doses given in hospitals.
  • One error occurs per patient per day.
  • Approximately 1.3 million injuries and 7,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from medication-related errors.
  • Drug-related morbidity and mortality are estimated to cost $177 billion in the U.S.

These are estimates from various sources and studies and provide shocking evidence about prescriptions. It is no wonder why malpractice insurance is so expensive?

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Reply separately to two of your classmates posts (See attached classmates posts, post#1 and post#2).

INSTRUCTIONS:

Your responses should be in a well-developed paragraph (300-350 words) to each peer. Integrating an evidence-based resource!

Note: DO NOT CRITIQUE THEIR POSTS, DO NOT AGREE OR DISAGREE, just add informative content regarding to their topic that is validated via citations.

– Utilize at least two scholarly references per peer post.

Please, send me the two documents separately, for example one is the reply to my peers Post #1, and the second one is the reply to my other peer Post #2.

– Minimum of 300 words per peer reply.

– TURNITIN Assignment.

Background: I live in South Florida, I am currently enrolled in the Psych Mental Health Practitioner Program, I am a Registered Nurse, I work in a Psychiatric Hospital.