Medication Errors. 2nd ed.

Cohen MR

Cohen, executive director of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), combined 25 years of experience as a leader in medication safety with stories and reports collected by ISMP to craft a primary text in 1999 on medication errors and their causes, prevention, and mitigation through risk management. This second edition builds on the success of the first one with an expanded text and new features. In addition to existing chapters on high-risk medications, cancer chemotherapy, and pediatric medicines, this edition offers added content on root cause analysis, drug delivery, disclosing errors, and managing risks through a culture of safety. The book continues to provide tools and insights for pharmacists and other practitioners trying to reduce medication errors, in both their practices and that of their institutions.