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Journal Article

Medication errors involving the intravenous administration route: characteristics of voluntarily reported medication errors.

Wolf ZR. Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. 2016;39:235-48.

Errors in administration of intravenous medications have potential to cause severe patient harm. This study analyzed medication administration errors voluntarily reported to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. The investigator found that the most frequent error was excessive dosing and most errors were multifactorial, consistent with prior studies.