Journal Article

SIMMEON-Prep study: SIMulation of Medication Errors in ONcology: prevention of antineoplastic preparation errors.

Sarfati L; Ranchon F; Vantard N; Schwiertz V; Gauthier N; He S; Kiouris E; Gourc-Berthod C; Guédat MG; Alloux C; Gustin MP; You B; Trillet-Lenoir V; Freyer G; Rioufol C.

This study examined error detection in chemotherapeutic preparation, which has been associated with several high-profile adverse outcomes. Pharmacy technicians were more likely to identify errors following a simulation exercise, adding to the evidence for simulation as an effective patient safety tool. A past AHRQ WebM&M perspective discussed a widely-publicized incident involving a patient who died due to inadvertent overdose of chemotherapy and the resulting organizational changes made in the hospital.