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Journal Article

Enhancing high alert medication knowledge among pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff.

Sullivan KM, Le PL, Ditoro MJ, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(4):311-315.

High-alert medications have the potential to cause serious patient harm. A brief survey of pharmacy staff, nurses, and physicians found that less than half expressed confidence in their knowledge of high-alert medications.  After implementation of an intervention to enhance staff knowledge of high-alert medications, confidence significantly increased, and most respondents could correctly identify high alert medications and associated procedures.