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The effect of a clinical pharmacist-led training programme on intravenous medication errors: a controlled before and after study.
Nguyen HT, Pham HT, Vo DK, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:319-324.
An educational program that included lectures, ward-based teaching sessions, and protocols significantly decreased the rate of intravenous medication errors in an intensive care unit in Vietnam. However, clinically significant errors still occurred in nearly half of all medication administrations (down from 64% pre-intervention).
Journal Article > Commentary
Pharmacists in pharmacovigilance: can increased diagnostic opportunity in community settings translate to better vigilance?
Rutter P, Brown D, Howard J, Randall C. Drug Saf. 2014;37:465-469.
Pharmacists continue to play a critical role in reducing medication errors. Exploring ways to enhance the role of community pharmacists in medication safety, this commentary advocates for providing education about the importance of reporting adverse drug events and training to improve diagnostic skills.