Journal Article

Fake and expired medications in simulation-based education: an underappreciated risk to patient safety.

Torrie J, Cumin D, Sheridan J, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:917-920.

Simulation-based education in health care is common, and typically training exercises use artificial and expired medications instead of actual products. This commentary describes how these fake medications can introduce risks when they are accidentally incorporated into active medication inventory and suggests strategies to reduce such confusion in care environments.