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Errors in the administration of intravenous medications in hospital and the role of correct procedures and nurse experience.

Westbrook JI, Rob MI, Woods A, et al. Errors in the administration of intravenous medications in hospital and the role of correct procedures and nurse experience. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(12):1027-34. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000089.

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July 13, 2011
Westbrook JI, Rob MI, Woods A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(12):1027-34.

This study found that skill and knowledge deficiencies contribute to the higher risk and severity associated with intravenous medication administration errors. Of note, these errors and their severity decreased as nurses became more experienced.

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Westbrook JI, Rob MI, Woods A, et al. Errors in the administration of intravenous medications in hospital and the role of correct procedures and nurse experience. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20(12):1027-34. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000089.