Nursing Leadership

Current research indicates that communication breakdown among health care professionals is a leading causes of medical errors and patient harm (PSQH, 2017). Choose one patient from this week’s scenario for discussion. Describe a potential error that could occur due to communication breakdown. Discuss evidence based strategies to avoid such errors. Include at least 2 evidenced-based strategies. Patient: Sharon Haskins Weight: 84 Kg Admitting Diagnosis: Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus, Renal Insufficiency Past Hx: Hypertension, Peripheral Arterial Disease Diet: 1800 cal 2 Gm Na ADA diet Medications: Metformin 1000 mg PO BID Glipizide XL 10 mg PO daily Lisinopril 10 mg PO daily Cilostazol 100 mg PO BID Morphine sulfate 3 mg IV q3h PRN pain left leg Received Morphine x 2 during night with moderate relief Fingerstick blood sugar 0600: 328 Labs: HgA1c: 11.2 Hg 10.1 Hct 34.2 K 5.2 BUN 86 Cr 2.1 Diagnostics: Ankle brachial index: Left: 0.54 Right: 1.1

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