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Journal Article > Study
Szczepura A, Wild D, Nelson S. BMC Geriatr. 2011;11:82.
Data from a barcode medication administration (BCMA) system revealed that over a 3-month period, half of the residents of long-term care facilities were exposed to potentially serious medication errors. The BCMA system appeared to be very effective at intercepting these errors.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Pathways for Medication Safety Tool #2. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association; 2003.
A compendium of risk assessment tools to assist in the prevention of medication errors. The tools emphasize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to managing risk with key sections focusing on physicians, nurses, pharmacists, risk managers, and administrators.