Your attention please... designing effective warnings.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Side Effects/Adverse Drug Reactions
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events
- Specific to High-Risk Drugs
Medication warnings inform providers and patients about risks associated with medication use. As with other safety strategies, applying a systems approach to medication warnings can help redirect actions and prevent patient harm. This article describes design, content, and language characteristics of successful medication safety warnings. In addition, specific design and user-centered considerations are included to improve the effectiveness of electronic alerting.