Assessing the impact of the anesthesia medication template on medication errors during anesthesia: a prospective study.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Medication errors represent a significant source of harm to patients. In this prospective study, researchers created a template to standardize the organization of medications within the anesthesia workspace. Although implementation of the template led to a decrease in anesthesia medication errors, there was no change in errors resulting in patient harm.