This monthly column reports on an error involving products with similar names (quinine and quinidine) and discusses the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation's recommendations for safe use of patient-controlled analgesia.
This monthly error report analysis includes examples of miscommunication regarding medication allergy, incorrect dosing of opiates, and misplacement of a medication patch in an automated dispensing cabinet.
This monthly selection reports on pump programming errors that led to overdoses of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), miscommunication regarding dose and indication for alteplase, and a warning to not use empty prelabeled syringes.
This monthly selection of medication error reports describes mix-ups involving insulin being administered instead of heparin and discusses issues of software and staff unawareness leading to dosage mishaps.
This monthly commentary on medication error discusses the effective use of computer alerts, provides examples of problems related to look-alike injection vials, and shares insights on purchasing medication products with safe delivery in mind.
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