Errors in medication management and administration are major threats to patient safety. This piece explores issues with opioid and nursing-sensitive medication safety as well as medication safety in older adults. Future research directions in medication safety are also discussed.
A 32-year-old pregnant woman presented with prelabor rupture of membranes at 37 weeks’ gestation. During labor, the fetal heart rate dropped suddenly and the obstetric provider diagnosed umbilical cord prolapse and called for an emergency cesarean delivery. Uterine atony was noted after delivery of the placenta, which quickly responded to oxytocin bolus and uterine massage.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. 2021;26(13);1-2.
Jason C. EHR Intelligence. April 16, 2021.
Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI Institute; 2021.