Do user-applied safety labels on medication syringes reduce the incidence of medication errors during rapid medical response intervention for deteriorating patients in wards? A systematic search and review.
Medical emergency teams are an important system for providing emergency care for acutely deteriorating hospitalized patients. This systematic review found that medication administration errors are common during medical emergency team responses. However, a paucity of literature precluded conclusions on whether specific safety strategies (such as user-applied medication labels, which are often used in anesthesia) are effective at preventing these errors.