Medical Errors 2-3 pages

Happy Health Hospital had an unprepared surgery room because the nurse responsible was covering for another nurse.(A cut back in budget has caused cutbacks and layoffs).

A lack of nurses on the floors has also been identified and physicians taking bottles of medication to give to patients without signing out.(All due to the cutbacks).

Nurses and Doctors have been working double shifts to cover.

Identify Medical Error and see if the Swiss Cheese model would help.

Type ideas to come to a resolution.

Why was the failure in our procedures allowed to happen?

The rubric:

Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Identify the impact of health care provider errors to patient safety.
33%
Does not identify the impact of health care provider errors in relation to patient safety. Partially identifies the impact of health care provider errors in relation to patient safety. Identifies the impact of health care provider errors in relation to patient safety. Identifies the causes and impacts of health care provider errors in relation to patient safety.
Discuss measures to ensure patient safety.
33%
Does not discuss measures to ensure patient safety. Partially discusses measures to ensure patient safety. Discusses measures to ensure patient safety. Discusses measures to ensure patient safety and the stakeholders responsible for those measures.
Discuss the role of health care organizations in ensuring patient safety.
34%
Does not discuss the role of health care organizations in ensuring patient safety. Partially discusses the role of health care organizations in ensuring patient safety. Discusses the role of health care organizations in ensuring patient safety. Analyzes the role and responsibility of health care organizations in ensuring patient safety.

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