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A multi-disciplinary approach to medication safety and the implication for nursing education and practice.

Adhikari R, Tocher J, Smith P, et al. A multi-disciplinary approach to medication safety and the implication for nursing education and practice. Nurse Educ Today. 2014;34(2):185-90. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.008.

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January 8, 2014
Adhikari R, Tocher J, Smith P, et al. Nurse Educ Today. 2014;34:185-90.

This study used direct observation and interviews to examine medication safety in nursing practice. Although the authors found widespread adherence to the traditional "five right" principles—administering the right medication, in the right dose, at the right time, by the right route, to the right patient—for safe administration, they suggest that enhanced medication reconciliation and pharmacologic knowledge are also needed among nurses.

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Adhikari R, Tocher J, Smith P, et al. A multi-disciplinary approach to medication safety and the implication for nursing education and practice. Nurse Educ Today. 2014;34(2):185-90. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.008.