Case scenario: As a nurse practitioner, you prescribe medications for your patie


Case scenario:
As a nurse practitioner, you prescribe medications for your patients. You make an error when prescribing medication to a 5-year-old patient. Rather than dosing him appropriately, you prescribe a dose suitable for an adult.
Give examples. For example, say it was corticosteroids. Talk about the drugs effects on child (kinetics & dynamics briefly), use highest level pharmacological information, since you chose adult dose. Talk about ethical moral & legal aspects of this error & how you will rectify the issue. Give information as short paragraphs, not big blobs. Use peer reviewed scholarly references, provider based, not patient based.
Include:
Explain the ethical and legal implications of the scenario you selected on all stakeholders involved, such as the prescriber, pharmacist, patient, and patient’s family.
Describe strategies to address disclosure and nondisclosure as identified in the scenario you selected. Be sure to reference laws specific to your state.
Explain two strategies that you, as an advanced practice nurse, would use to guide your decision making in this scenario, including whether you would disclose your error. Be sure to justify your explanation.
Explain the process of writing prescriptions, including strategies to minimize medication errors.


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