Create a 2 page essay paper that discusses Medication errors > literature review.
in businessweek.com). Among the various medical errors, Medication errors are one of the most threatening problems. National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines as, “A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional…Such events may be related to professional practice…including prescribing, administering….” (nccmerp.org). Acquired competency in drug administration is one of the integral criterions for registered nurses. However, nurses due to oversight or inefficiency could falter during drug administration, leading to major medication errors. While, acknowledging that administration of medicines needs attention, Scott (2002) notes that a lack of stringent management on drug policy in recent years has led to a relaxed attitude amongst those nurse professionals who administer drugs.