Medication Errors in South Carolina Nursing Homes
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Nursing homes are responsible for ensuring the safety of all their residents. Unfortunately, when they fail to provide this duty and the resident suffers an injury – including those caused by medication errors – the nursing home and staff members involved may be held liable.
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Nursing Home Residents Injured by Medication Errors
A medication error is defined as any preventable event that may cause or result in improper medication use or patient harm while the medication is under control of a health care provider. Numerous studies state that medication errors in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are common and responsible for a variety of preventable injuries. According to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), one out of three patients in nursing homes suffered a medication error, infection or another type of injury caused by their treatment.
Common medication errors include the following:
- Patients receiving the wrong medication
- Residents receiving the wrong dosage of their medication
- Patients who do not receive their medication at the frequency required by their doctor’s orders
- Lack of monitoring when patients are taking their medication
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