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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Medication errors and trainees: advice for learners and organizations.

Wheeler JS, Duncan R, Hohmeier K. The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2017;51:1138-1141.

Medication prescribing errors are common in teaching hospitals. This commentary relates strategies for trainees and preceptors to prevent errors, the importance of a medication safety culture, and the value of engaging trainees in event investigations. The authors also highlight the role of organizational leadership in establishing a culture that facilitates discussion of error to support medication safety.