TASK: Medication administration is one of the most frequent nursing clinical practice activities. The safe administration of medication contributes to the quality of patient care. Medication errors can occur during the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medications.Understanding the factors involved in the regulation of medications, pharmacology and error producing conditions, is an important way nurses can contribute to the reduction of medication errors.
The aim of this assessment is to enable you to demonstrate your understanding of: 1. The regulation of medications in Australia; 2. The principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; 3. The roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionalsinvolved in the medication cycle; 4. The factors that contribute to medication errors (and near-miss incidents), and possibleprevention strategies. Course Learning Outcomes: 1, 2 &3 TASK INSTRUCTIONS: • Provide a response to the 9 short answer questions below. • Each answer must be correctly structured using academic writing conventions (correct grammar, spelling, referencing, and sentence and paragraph structure).
Due to the limited word count, an introduction and conclusion for each question is not required. • Word count: The word count for each question varies. The word count for the short answer questions are outlined below. Word allocations cannot be transferred from one question to another. • Please refer to the Griffith Health Writing and Referencing Guide for information on formatting and referencing. In-text citations and reference list required Other elements: • Use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports, and textbooks) to support your responses to the questions.
Government reports and websites are also appropriate as a source of information • State your final word count (excluding your reference list) on the Griffith University Assignment Coversheet. • Submit your assignment online via the assessment submission point as per the instructions on your Learning@Griffith course site. [Submit in the ‘Assessment’ tab].