Effective Healthcare Communication Question

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Please view explanation and answer below.Please view explanation and answer below.1Article synthesis for PICOT QuestionNameInstructorInstitutional AffiliationDate2IntroductionEffective healthcare communication is an integral part of healthcare provision within anyhealthcare setting. It is an important element that allows healthcare providers to protect theirpatients, save on cost, and improve operational efficiencies (Snyderman et al., 2014). On thesame note, effective healthcare communication benefits patients by increasing their accessibilityto their medical information while at the same time reducing the incidences of medication errors.Ideally, medication errors are some of the major drawbacks of ineffective communicationbetween nurses and doctors. While communication has been central in healthcare settings, manyincidences of medication errors are continuously being reported in different healthcareorganizations majorly because of poor communication between different healthcare stakeholdersparticularly those involved in the direct treatment of patients (Snyderman et al., 2014). In thisanalysis paper, the goal was to evaluate how ensuring effective communication between nursesand doctors would help minimize medication errors within the primary care setting. Effectivecommunication is critical within the clinical setting as it facilitates collaboration between nursesand doctors thus reducing instances where there is information lapse that may hamper witheffective provision of care that may lead to more errors in the prescription of drugs or in theadministration of drug doses. The paper will follow structural outline in which I will begin byhighlighting the underlying PICO (T) Question, the outcomes analyzed in the study, synthesis ofthe scholarly sources, and then concluding the paper with future research.PICOT QuestionFor emergency department nurses and doctors (P), will the provision of communicationtraining and implementation of medication reconciliation timeout process (I) as compared to3regular communication without training and usual medication practice (C), reduce medicationerrors among patients (O)?Why communication training is essentialWhen considering the importance of communication training in healthcare, one shouldunderstand the goal of such training. For one, patient safety is the ultimate goal of everyhealthcare organization. In other words, patient safety is one of the major reasons to create aneffective communication structure within the healthcare organization. Many incidences ofmedication errors being reported in many healthcare organizations arise due to ineffectivecommunication between patients and nurses (Keers et al., 2013). Ideally, ineffective orinadequate communication between nurses, patients, and physicians is one of the leading causesof in-hospital deaths. These deaths are often related to communication errors that emanatemajorly when doctors communicate with nurses or when they ineffectively give instructions tonurses. Although communication errors are a major problem in most healthcare organizationseven those with advanced communication technologies, these errors can be easily fixed to ensureoperations and minimize incidences of deaths due to communication errors.Outcome analyzedIn my article synthesis, I focused on analyzing three important outcomes that relate to myPICO questions. In other words, in the article synthesis, I focused on articles that analyzed thefollowing outcomes:1. Reduction in medication errors2. Improved patient satisfaction3. Reduction of patient readmission4The three outcomes highlighted above majorly relate to effective and ineffectivecommunication between nurses and doctors. Ideally, effective communication training wouldlimit medication errors within the care setting while at the same time improving the patients’level of satisfaction and reducing patient readmission. Med…



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