Newspaper/Magazine Article

Paralyzed by mistakes: reassess the safety of neuromuscular blockers in your facility.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 16, 2016;21:1-6.

Neuromuscular blockers can result in serious harm if administered incorrectly. This newsletter article reports the types of errors associated with the use of these high-alert medications, such as look-alike and sound-alike problems that lead to the wrong drug being administered. Recommended strategies to reduce risks include use of standardized prescribing and smart pump technologies.