1-2 Short Paper: The Wrong MedicationAssignment
The local hospital had an incident involving the wrong medication administered to a patient. You have been asked to perform a root cause analysis. First, you need to discover: The event that happened, how it happened, and why it happened.
- Recommend key stakeholders to investigate this case. Why should these stakeholders be involved with the investigation?
- Compare the Five Whys of medication administration. How could addressing these questions help identify the root cause of this problem?
- How could medication errors be avoided in the future?