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Robert J. Weber, PharmD, MS; February 2010
An elderly woman presented to the emergency department following a hip fracture. Although the patient's medication bottles were used to generate a medication list, one of the dosages was transcribed incorrectly. Because the patient then received four times her regular dose, her surgery was delayed due to cardiac side effects.
Journal Article > Study
Color coded medication safety system reduces community pediatric emergency nursing medication errors.
Feleke R, Kalynych CJ, Lundblom B, Wears R, Luten R, Kling D. J Patient Saf. 2009;5:79-85.
Use of color-coded medications resulted in a reduction in medication errors in simulated pediatric emergency department scenarios.
Journal Article > Commentary
Paparella S. J Emerg Nurs. 2007;33:367-371.
The author discusses the importance of proactive risk assessment and provides insights on the successful use of failure mode and effects analysis.