In which way does a nurse play a key role in error prevention?
A. Identifying incorrect dosages or potential interactions of ordered medications B. Never questioning a physician s order because the physician is ultimately responsible for the client outcome C. Notifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of workplace violations D. Informing the client of the Patient s Bill of Rights
Identifying incorrect dosages or potential interactions of ordered medications-rationale: the nurse must be knowledgeable about drug dosages and possible interactions when administering medications; she must follow appropriate policies to correct dosage errors or prevent potential interactions. the nurse is responsible for questioning unclear or ambiguous physicians orders and should never carry out an order with which shes uncomfortable. osha establishes comprehensive safety and health standards, inspects workplaces, and requires employers to eliminate safety hazards but notifying osha of medication errors doesnt resolve the problem. the client should be aware of his rights as a client, but that awareness doesnt play a key role in error prevention.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: applicationreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 781.