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Those licensed to heal can cause severe harm

AdobeStock_315923977.jpegIf you are not a licensed medical professional, illness lends itself to turning to your physician for appropriate treatment options, often including the use of prescription drugs. Whether upon admittance to the hospital for supervised care or your return home with pills and a set of instructions, medications intended to help you get better could make matters worse.

Medication errors account for the lives of up to 9,000 Americans each year. Presumably, hundreds of thousands more do not report related complications. Although mistakes can happen during various steps in patient care, these tragic errors are preventable.

The recognition of these rights is vital

Registered pharmaceutical names are often difficult to pronounce. Meanwhile, various companies produce generic alternatives, many of which sound and look similar.

Short-staffed facilities often struggle with distracted workers. Meanwhile, hand-written narcotics prescriptions can be difficult to read.

Many patients who survive the harmful effects of negligence suffer from a life-threatening hospitalization, disability or birth defect as well. But how can drug-related devastation be avoided?

The seven rights of medication administration

Medications come with specific directions, all of which are necessary - not only to improve your symptoms but also to negate the chances of additional harm.

The safe and effective use of medication must include the right:

  • Patient
  • Reason
  • Drug
  • Time
  • Dose
  • Route
  • Documentation

Multiple parties could be responsible for health challenges caused by negligent oversight. Therefore, injured patients or the loved ones of those for whom medication administration errors were fatal can seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

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