IV push medications survey results—part 1 and part 2.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Quality Improvement Strategies
- Human Factors Engineering
- Education and Training
- Policies and Operations
Setting of Care
Errors in the administration of intravenous medications can result in patient harm. This set of articles discusses the results of a nationwide IV push medication survey. The first article reviews unsafe practices in care delivery as defined by inpatient clinicians. The second article recommends ways to improve practice such as assessment of current practices, use of prefilled syringes, and heightened attention to effective labeling.