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Factors influencing medication errors in the prehospital paramedic environment: a mixed method systematic review.

Walker D, Moloney C, SueSee B, et al. Factors influencing medication errors in the prehospital paramedic environment: a mixed method systematic review. Prehosp Emerg Care. Epub 2022 Jun 27. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2022.2068089

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July 27, 2022
Walker D, Moloney C, SueSee B, et al. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2022;Epub Jun 27.

Safe medication management practices are critical to providing safe care in all healthcare settings. While there are studies reporting a variety of prehospital adverse events (e.g., respiratory and airway events, communication, etc.), there have been few studies of medication errors that occur in prehospital settings. This mixed methods systematic review of 56 studies and case reports identifies seven major themes such as organizational factors, equipment/medications, environmental factors, procedure-related factors, communication, patient-related factors, and cognitive factors as contributing to safe medication management.

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Walker D, Moloney C, SueSee B, et al. Factors influencing medication errors in the prehospital paramedic environment: a mixed method systematic review. Prehosp Emerg Care. Epub 2022 Jun 27. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2022.2068089