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Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD; August 2006
In the office, a man with diabetes has high blood sugar, and the nurse practitioner orders insulin. After administration, she discovers that she has injected the insulin with a tuberculin syringe rather than an insulin syringe, resulting in a 10-fold overdose.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 6, 2012;17:1-4.
This newsletter article discusses results from a survey of community pharmacists on how time guarantees affect their practice.
Journal Article > Commentary
Selected medication safety risks that can easily fall off the radar screen—part 1, part 2, and part 3.
Grissinger M. P T. 2018;43:521,567;585-586;645-646,666.
Although best practices that support safe and reliable medication therapy exist, they are not uniformly embedded in care delivery. This three-part series discusses medication safety risks and highlights topics such as wrong-patient orders, inadequate patient understanding of drug instructions, and poor lighting.