Impact of Medication Management Protocol on Polypharmacy
The evidence-based project addresses the issue of polypharmacy among elderly patients and is also as [extraneous word] associated with interventions offered by the nursing community. Polypharmacy is a key issue in modern medicine since it iterates on the issues affecting patients in the modern-day world. [The underlined phrase doesn’t fit the sentence meaning.] Polypharmacy is common among elderly adults as they are prone to present with multiple healthcare issues that might warrant the need for healthcare professionals to prescribe multiple medications and dosages (World Health Organization, 2019). In this regard, the patient might have to take more than five medications to help offer proper healing to the different health conditions. [Change the underlined preposition to one that means the opposite of against.] There are three main types of polypharmacy [Put a colon here.] excessive polypharmacy (EPP), polypharmacy (PP), and no polypharmacy. [I don’t understand how no polypharmacy can be polypharmacy.] Under EPP, a patient can be prescribed at least ten different types of medication (World Health Organization, 2019). In PP, the patient has between five to 10 different medications, while no polypharmacy entails three or fewer drugs (World Health Organization, 2019). This evidenced-based proposal addresses polypharmacy (PP), where the patients have been prescribed five or more drugs and the impact that medication management can have on delivering quality and informed care. [This paragraph does not make clear what your proposed project is to do. See Part 1.]
Overview of the Problems
The issue of polypharmacy in modern medicine has been evidenced due to the nature of patients exhibiting multiple diseases that need a variety of drugs to treat. Aging is a key determinant of health for different diseases (Jonas et al., 2018). For instance, a patient with chronic diabetes can also be diagnosed with other co-occurring diseases such as migraines, jaundice, osteoporosis, eye problems, and dementia. [This is not an instance of aging determining health.] These diseases need to be treated to ensure a high-quality lifestyle among the elderly. During the treatment, the patient can be administered various medications for each disease and required to take them as prescribed. The main concern is that the elderly patient might have difficulties remembering what medication to take and the quantity required per medication. The issue is that the patients might forget their dosage or mix up the medication (Jonas et al., 2018). The issue of forgetfulness or inability to keep up with the high quantity of medication is also facilitated by the issue of old age. [The underlined word doesn’t have anything to add to.] In this regard, not taking certain medications or skipping others due to forgetfulness can lead to negative medical issues among the patients.
The problem is worth exploring since it addresses the variables of old age and the high number of drugs used in modern medicine. [The antecedent of the underlined pronoun is problem, and the problem doesn’t address the variables of old age or drugs. I think you mean the proposed project does that.] These two variables can be conflicting in the sense that they can create a gap in care delivery processes which necessitates the need for additional care provisions. The current system makes use of nursing homes that offer assisted care to elderly patients, and professionals manage all their medication. The EBP project focuses on a solution that can be used both by the person, the family, and the healthcare professionals (Jonas et al., 2018). [Don’t use the underlined word to refer to more than two items.] The proposed project seeks to offer contributions on how the patient and healthcare providers can apply medication management protocols in the delivery of care. [This appears to be your thesis, but your reader cannot discern very much about the project based on this sentence.]The innovative concept of medication management is that it facilitates proper evaluation of the need for psychotropic medication by the patient, the medical monitoring, and the provision of accurate prescriptions (Kim & Parish, 2017).
Project Purpose Statement
The purpose of the project focuses on the analysis of whether the implementation of medication management protocols can be effective in addressing issues associated with polypharmacy. The project is based on adult patients as they are more susceptible to co-morbidity and are prescribed multiple medications simultaneously. The concept of medication management can be used to improve the quality of care and increase the ability of the patient to manage the different prescriptions. Medication management ensures that patients are provided with strategies to consistently take their medication on time and in the right dosage. The protocol is important since it addresses the issue from the perspective of the care provider and that of the patient to offer a balanced and evidence-based solution. When compared to the absence of a medication management protocol, it is either an elderly patient who is admitted to a nursing home or struggles with the different medication through the help of the family members. [The underlined phrase has nothing to modify.]The application of the medication management protocol can be used to improve the nature of care management, increase patient awareness, and ensure the quality-of-care delivery. [This description gives no details about the medication management you propose.]
Background and Significance
The background of the evidence-based project is that many elderly patients are exhibiting multiple health conditions that require the prescription of multiple drugs or medications. [You have already made this clear. What is needed is a description of your project and how you will conduct it. For instance, how will the project manage the medication, and who will the patients in the study be? How will you choose them, and how will you evaluate the results? Etc. Review skips to the Implications section.] Elderly patients are required to know how and when to consume the medication until the dosage is depleted. Oftentimes, elderly patients face challenges in ensuring they accurately consume the drugs within the specified timeframes. Based on the background, the project focuses on the application of medication management protocol to help nurses and patients understand how to manage their medication.
The innovative concept of medication management protocol is that it facilitates proper evaluation of the patient medication needs and offers evidence-based solutions on how they can be managed. The evaluation is innovative as it consists of the analysis of the need for psychotropic medication by the patient, monitoring of the drugs, and the provision of accurate prescriptions (Kim & Parish, 2017). The process is conducted by a qualified pharmacist or a physician and can help the patient to obtain the much-needed healing. The project is significant because it can offer insights to the nurses, patients, and their families on how to ensure proper medication management.
The project seeks to create different ways to manage patient medication. Through the protocol, the patients are able to create a behavior that might become a habit to help them manage their medication. The help from the nurse and family members will help in ensuring the medication management protocol achieves the desired results. For instance, the anticipated result is that the strategy would improve the overall accuracy and timely intake of medication. The strategy is essential to the elderly patients through the provision of better health outcomes and effective health processes.
PICOT Formatted Clinical Project Question
In elderly patients (P), how does developing a medication management protocol (I) as compared to no medication protocol (C) help in the prevention of problems associated with polypharmacy (O) within six months (T)? The anticipated result of the project is that the use of medication management would help address the negative issues associated with polypharmacy among elderly patients
Impact of Medication Management Protocol on Polypharmacy