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Journal Article
Study

User-testing guidelines to improve the safety of intravenous medicines administration: a randomised in situ simulation study.

Jones MD, McGrogan A, Raynor DK, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;Epub Jul 2.

This study compared the frequency of intravenous (IV) medication errors using the current National Health Service Injectable Medicines Guide (IMG) versus revised IMG-based user-testing, which included such revisions as provision of equations and tables to support rate calculations. Findings indicate that user-tested guidelines led to fewer medication errors, less time to prepare and administer IV medications, and increased staff confidence.