Paralyzed by mistakes: reassess the safety of neuromuscular blockers in your facility.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Neuromuscular blockers can result in serious harm if administered incorrectly. This newsletter article reports the types of errors associated with the use of these high-alert medications, such as look-alike and sound-alike problems that lead to the wrong drug being administered. Recommended strategies to reduce risks include use of standardized prescribing and smart pump technologies.