Published February 1, 2005
by UniversityOfHealthCare .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||297|
Defining medication errors 3 2 Medication errors 5 3 Causes of medication errors 7 4 Potential solutions 9 Reviews and reconciliation 9 Automated information systems 10 Education 10 Multicomponent interventions 10 5 Key issues 12 Injection use 12 Paediatrics 12 Care homes 13 6 Practical next steps This edited work presents a comprehensive examination of the causes of and means to preventing medication errors. It includes numerous practical tips presented in tables to prevent, reduce, minimise and mitigate medication errors. The book is thoroughly referenced, with a detailed index/5(11). "Cohen’s book better describes specific medication errors and how to prevent them. The centerpiece is an excellent chapter on 'high-alert medications,' which Cohen defines as drugs with a high risk of causing patient injury or death if they are misused; the chapter includes a comprehensive table of safety measures for various drug classes."Author: Michael R. Cohen. Rodney W. Hicks, Shawn C. Becker, An Overview of Intravenous-related Medication Administration Errors as Reported to MEDMARX®, a National Medication Error-reporting Program, Journal of Infusion Nursing, /, 29, 1, (), ().
Medication Errors: Policies, Prevention, Remediation Ma By. Mardi Adams, RN-C. Debra Ward Goldberg, RN, MSN. Jemima Kodua, RN, MSN. The FDA enhanced its efforts to reduce medication errors by dedicating more resources to drug safety, which included forming a new division on medication errors at the agency in The five rights should be accepted as a goal of the medication process not the “be all and end all” of medication safety. Judy Smetzer, Vice President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), writes, “They are merely broadly stated goals, or desired outcomes, of safe medication practices that offer no procedural guidance on. Medication errors pose a significant threat to patients. The results of medication errors vary from mild to deadly. No facility is immune from the possibility to drug errors, either through a fault of their own, or from suppliers or pharmacists that supply them. All medication errors must be reported to the Food and Drug Administration.
Studies show that computerized setups can reduce medication errors by as much as 85 percent. It’s particularly helpful if they give on-screen alerts when an individual administering medicine forgets to follow a step. One investigation of 54 studies about medication-administration errors found that the most common causes were slips and lapses. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that million people are injured by medication errors annually in the U.S. This study examined a small subset of the errors, analyzing data collected by poison control centers across the country and counting errors that happened outside health care facilities that resulted in life-threatening situations and even death. The reporting of medication errors is voluntary in the United States, but DMEPA encourages healthcare providers, patients, consumers, and manufacturers to report medication errors to FDA. The patient vomited the medication (amount retained undetermined). The attending physician then ordered two doses of 40 mEq of intravenous potassium to infuse over a four hour time period with the plan of increasing the potassium level between 4 and Documentation is problematic.