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Preventing medication errors.

Stefanacci RG, Riddle A. Preventing medication errors. Geriatr Nurs. 2016;37(4):307-10. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.06.005.

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August 10, 2016
Stefanacci RG, Riddle A. Geriatr Nurs. 2016;37:307-10.

Nursing home patients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. This commentary describes an incident involving a medication error and reviews conditions in long-term care that increase the potential for similar errors to occur. The authors suggest that proactive system improvements must address weaknesses in ordering, administration, compliance, and medication reconciliation.

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Stefanacci RG, Riddle A. Preventing medication errors. Geriatr Nurs. 2016;37(4):307-10. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.06.005.