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Parry AM, Barriball KL, While AE. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015;52:403-420.
The complexity of the care environment can hinder safe medication administration. This narrative review explores the evidence around nursing behaviors, individuals, and practice characteristics related to medication errors. As the studies identified focused primarily on environmental factors and few discussed how behaviors may contribute to adverse drug events, the authors advocate for further research into the relationship between medication administration behavior, care settings, and individuals when investigating errors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Naunton M, Nor K, Bartholomaeus A, Thomas J, Kosari S. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016;95:e4186.
Look-alike drug names or packaging are known to contribute to medication errors. This case discussion reviews an error in the community setting involving a nonocular medication mistakenly administered as an eye drop due to look-alike packaging and recommends ways to improve storage and disposal processes to avoid similar incidents.