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Just Culture, Medication Error Prevention, and Second Victim Support: a Better Prescription for Preparing Nursing Students for Practices.

Jones J, Treiber L, Shabo R, et al. Kennesaw, GA: WellStar School of Nursing, WellStar College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University; 2021.

Medication administration practice is a foundational element of nursing education, yet the emphasis on safety is lacking. This report discusses gaps in some nursing programs that detract from building safe medication skills in nurses. Curriculum weaknesses discussed include punitive orientation to nursing student medication errors, lack of error prevention instruction, and insufficient opportunities for competency development to support peers that make mistakes.