Paralyzed by mistakes: reassess the safety of neuromuscular blockers in your facility.
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.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 16, 2016;21:1-6.