The medication-use process is highly complex with many steps and risk points for error, and those errors are a key target for improving safety. This Library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on medication and drug errors. Included resources explore understanding harms from preventable medication use, medication safety improvement strategies, and resources for design.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Care Quality Commission; September 2021.
Huff C. Kaiser Health News. November 12, 2021.
Manchester, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; October 2021.
Medication administration errors are a common source of patient harm. Developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), MED.Safe is an automated software package designed to monitor high-risk intravenous (IV) medications in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and identify medication administration discrepancies.
Ellis NT, Broaddus A. CNN. August 25, 2021.