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Anesthesia medication handling needs a new vision.

Grigg EB, Roesler A. Anesthesia Medication Handling Needs a New Vision. Anesth Analg. 2018;126(1):346-350. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000002521.

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February 14, 2018
Grigg EB, Roesler A. Anesth Analg. 2018;126(1):346-350.

Anesthesiology has been a leader in adopting safety improvements, such as human factors engineering and critical incident analysis. This commentary suggests that anesthesiology focus on enhancing safety of high-alert intravenous medication use. The authors argue that the current focus on individual practice vigilance be expanded to include an emphasis on systems design to reduce medication errors.

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Grigg EB, Roesler A. Anesthesia Medication Handling Needs a New Vision. Anesth Analg. 2018;126(1):346-350. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000002521.