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Administering and monitoring high-alert medications in acute care.

Cajanding JMR. Administering and monitoring high-alert medications in acute care. Nurs Stand. 2017;31(47):42-52. doi:10.7748/ns.2017.e10849.

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August 9, 2017
Cajanding JMR. Nurs Stand. 2017;31:42-52.

High-alert medications are a recognized focus of efforts to improve medication safety. This commentary discusses nursing practice associated with high-alert medications and reviews tactics to help ensure these drugs are administered safely, such as the use of Tall Man lettering, independent double checks, and computerized provider order entry.

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Cajanding JMR. Administering and monitoring high-alert medications in acute care. Nurs Stand. 2017;31(47):42-52. doi:10.7748/ns.2017.e10849.