How to prevent the top 4 medication errors.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events
- Alert fatigue
Setting of Care
Medication errors continue to be a worldwide patient safety challenge that requires both systems and individual practice strategies for improvement. This magazine article describes how pharmacists can address failures associated with processing, dosing, care transitions, and information sharing to prevent medication errors.