Checklist/Action Plan for the Management of High-Alert Medications.
Appendix 1G In: Leading a Strategic Planning Effort: Pathways for Medication Safety. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association; 2002.
This classic document provides organizational guidance for the safe use of high-alert medications. It is repurposed here and adapted for ease of use from Michael Cohen's classic 1999 book
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