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This year’s World Patient Safety Day [September 17], with the theme “Medication Without Harm,” was dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of safe medication administration.
At some point in our lives, we have used medications. Either to treat an illness, prevent one, or even boost our immunity [vitamins and supplements].
Medications can sometimes cause significant harm if used or handled the wrong way; if they are wrongly prescribed, dispensed, administered, stored, or even insufficiently monitored.
The bulk of medication errors come from prescription and administration.
And nurses are, most of the time, the most responsible healthcare professionals in the overall chain of medication administration.
They are the final checkpoint in the whole cycle.
If a medication was prescribed and dispensed wrongly, the nurse should be able to detect the error when they are about to administer that medication and prevent any form of harm that could have occurred if that medication was administered.
Nurses should be adequately equipped with accurate and up-to-date knowledge about medication administration.
And this is one problem Ogunlabi David, an exceptional critical care nurse, author, and convener of the National Drug Dosage Calculation Competition for Nurses, wants to solve with his innovative initiatives and his published book on drug dosage calculation, “The Nurse, The Maths, and The Medication, A Handbook On Drug Medication Administration For Nurses.”
This handbook is the bible of drug dosage calculation for nurses. It contains the most recent information [and best practice] on drug dosage calculation.
If you work with a lot of medications, especially in critical care nursing where we handle different kinds of medications that may not be seen in general care, you should have this book in your library.
And now, we have made it available on Amazon so that more nurses [and healthcare professionals] can also have it in their libraries.
About The Book
THE NURSE, THE MATH, AND THE MEDICATION A Handbook On Drug Dosage Calculations.
“Drug administration is one of the major responsibilities of the nurse in patient care. Amongst the several ‘rights’ in drug administration, this book addresses the problems associated with the RIGHT DOSE. Clinical effectiveness and patient safety are at risk if inaccurate drug doses are administered. It is therefore imperative that nursing students and staff are well-equipped with basic mathematical skills in order to deliver quality and safe nursing care to patients. This book covers all aspects of drug dosage calculations. It gives a simple, step-by-step approach to solving clinical problems as it relates to drug dosage calculations, and it is easy to read and understand. Practice questions and answers are available in this book to help readers master their calculations skills. This book is recommended for use in all institutions of nursing training, hospitals, clinics, and any place where nursing duties and responsibilities pertaining to dosage calculations are performed.”
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Objectives of World Patient Safety Day 2022:
- RAISE global awareness of the high burden of medication-related harm due to medication errors and unsafe practices, and ADVOCATE urgent action to improve medication safety.
- ENGAGE key stakeholders and partners in the efforts to prevent medication errors and reduce medication-related harm.
- EMPOWER patients and families to be actively involved in the safe use of medication.
- SCALE UP implementation of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm.