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Medication orders with future start dates: how far away Is too far?

Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. July 14, 2022:27(14):1-4.

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July 27, 2022

Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. July 14, 2022:27(14):1-4.

Human errors that occur while interacting with electronic health record (EHR) systems can impact patients. This article discusses a keystroke error that delayed the scheduling of an antibiotic for one year. Recommendations to mitigate the potential for similar errors include risk assessment, hard stop use, and daily medication review.