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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 15, 2015;20:1-4.
Journal Article > Commentary
Shojania KG. CMAJ. 2006;174:1257-1258.
The author presents three case examples of medication error in ambulatory settings, suggests how to avoid such errors, and provides a table describing common errors during the five stages of medication administration.
Cassell DK. Drug Topics: Health-System Edition. March 20, 2006.
This article shares strategies to minimize insulin medication errors, including educating about dangerous abbreviations, developing strict formularies, and using independent double checks.
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Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH; Eric B. Milbrandt, MD, MPH; July 2004
Following a motor vehicle collision, a patient is mistakenly given drotrecogin alfa (activated) for organ failure not due to sepsis.