Journal Article

More than just crushing: a prospective pre-post intervention study to reduce drug preparation errors in patients with feeding tubes.

Lohmann K; Gartner D; Kurze R; Schösler T; Schwald M; Störzinger D; Hoppe-Tichy T; Haefeli WE; Seidling HM.

Crushing pills or capsules is sometimes necessary when a patient is not capable of swallowing normally, but this can also be a source of medication errors. This study, conducted in a university hospital in Germany, demonstrated a significant reduction in inappropriate crushing of medications after an intensive educational program.