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Journal Article

A review of best practices for intravenous push medication administration.

Lenz JR, Degnan DD, Hertig JB, et al. Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. 2017;40:354-358.

Mistakes in intravenous push medication administration can cause patient harm. This review discusses guidelines developed to enhance the safety of this practice in adult patients, confusion that may exist due to multiple sets of standards, and recommendations to enhance the reliable use of best practices.