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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 20, 2007;12:1-3.
This article summarizes an incident involving chemotherapeutic agent overdose, describes factors contributing to the error, and provides recommendations for safer chemotherapy administration.
Toronto, ON, Canada: Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada. April 30, 2007.
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Tamuz M, Franchois KE, Thomas EJ. Safety Sci. 2011;49:75-82.
This case study examines an organizational response to a serious adverse event—a medication error in the intensive care unit that caused serious patient harm. Although a root cause analysis (RCA) was eventually convened, resulting in implementation of a systematic solution, prior to the RCA each professional group involved (nurses, pharmacists, and physicians) had already decided on individual approaches and solutions to the error. This resulted in unnecessary conflict and delays in reaching a workable solution to the problem.