nursing

PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS 2 DISCUSSION ,EACH RESPONSE OF A DISCUSSION 150 WORDS 

FIRST DISCUSSION
What are your plans to make changes to improve patient safety based on human factors science?

I plan on using the information in this course to applyprecautions in the care and safety of my patients. I am now more aware thanever that medical errors can result in multiple facets and there is not asimple black and white approach to making change in prevention of such errors,however, change can be done. I have gained the knowledge to applyreverification of medication labels to prevent an error from occurring. I havealso learned that communication is key to creating a clear understanding in theworkplace especially along the lines of protocols and steps regarding theescalation process. I will be applying this knowledge in my daily practice asan ER nurse knowing that I must stay vigilant in my care and use standardizedpractice and evidence based practices to prevent harm to my patients.
 
SECOND DISCUSSION 
What are your plans to make changes to improve patientsafety based on human factors science?

Knowing about human factors now, I plan to do my best tocontrol the factors that I can. For my patients’ safety, I plan to ensure thatI get adequate sleep. I know there will be some nights where I am up late, butI will do my best to prevent this. It is important to get at least 6-8 hourseach night to prevent the fatigue that may lead to errors at work. I also planto be as stress-free as possible at work. Personal life issues and emotions cansometimes be distracting, affect work performance, and lead to errors. I planto stay as focused as possible while at work. Finally, I plan to ensure thatthere is proper, effective communication at all times across the board. I planto effectively communicate with patients, coworkers, and superiors. If there isany confusion or miscommunication I will be sure to work through this and finda more effective form of communication.