Your unit data reflect an upward trend in blood administration errors

Topic 3 DQ 1

A rising trend in blood administration errors is likely to be an individual failure since clerical errors primarily contribute to transfusion errors.  The common clerical errors include mislabeled blood samples, blood samples collected from the wrong patient, reversal of specimen samples in the laboratory, and incorrect blood component administration (Vahidi et al., 2021). Besides, individual errors in identification and verification at the patient bedside result in increased blood transfusion errors. Blood administration errors mainly occur if the administering nurse does not confirm the right patient, right blood product, and ABO compatibility in the patient (Vahidi et al., 2021). As a result, even if the blood is labeled appropriately, it is transfused to someone other than the correct recipient. The nurses could be failing to follow blood administration procedures, including identifying a patient with two unique identifiers.

The Rapid improvement model (RIM) can address individual failures in blood administration.  RIM is a quick method of enhancing work processes, which enables teams to implement a small change, test and evaluate it, and then accept if effective or reject if ineffective (Smith & Johnson, 2019). It is a quality improvement approach that identifies, executes, and evaluates changes made to enhance a process or a system. The model proposes implementing and testing changes over three months or less. RIM can be used to improve the process of blood administration by first establishing the improvements desired and defining how we want to change the process of administering blood (Smith & Johnson, 2019). The next step will be to identify the measures to assess whether the

Your unit data reflect an upward trend in blood administration errors

changes made have improved the blood administration process. The last step will be to establish the changes that will help reduce blood administration errors. We will evaluate the options that are most likely to work and identify what other organizations have done to minimize the errors.

References

Smith, C. M., & Johnson, C. S. (2019). Preparing nurse leaders in nursing professional development: Quality improvement in nursing professional development. Journal for nurses in professional development35(4), 222-224. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000540

Vahidi, S., Mirhashemi, S. H., Hashemi, B., Noorbakhsh, M., & Molavi-Taleghani, Y. (2021). Improvement in Blood Transfusion Safety: Using Root Cause Analysis. Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics, (In Press). DOI : 10.5812/compreped.99088

 

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