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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Administering and monitoring high-alert medications in acute care.

Cajanding JMR. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 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.