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Independent double checks: worth the effort if used judiciously and properly.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 6, 2019;24:1-7.

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June 19, 2019

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 6, 2019;24:1-7.

Independent double checks can reduce risk of human error as a contributor to patient harm. This newsletter article reports on how double checks can prevent medication administration mistakes and provides assessment questions to consider when performing an independent double check.