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Journal Article > Commentary
Standardising the classification of harm associated with medication errors: the Harm Associated with Medication Error Classification (HAMEC).
Gates PJ, Baysari MT, Mumford V, Raban MZ, Westbrook JI. Drug Saf. 2019;42:931-939.
Consistent measures and terminology of care-related patient harm are still needed in health care. This commentary reviews inconsistencies in the nomenclature used in studies of harm as well as limitations of existing harm classification tools. The authors propose a tool that provides a process for developing a standard classification score to record medication-related patient harm.
Journal Article > Study
Medication safety and the administration of intravenous vincristine: international survey of oncology pharmacists.
Gilbar P, Chambers CR, Larizza M. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2015;21:10-18.
The chemotherapy drug vincristine almost always causes fatal toxicity if it is incorrectly administered intrathecally (via spinal injection) rather than intravenously. This hazard is well publicized, but accidental administration of intrathecal vincristine continues to occur. This survey of oncology pharmacists found that many pharmacies still lack appropriate safeguards to prevent such errors.
Cases & Commentaries
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Robert L. Wears, MD, MS; September 2004
A nurse notices that an IV medication she is about to administer is possibly mislabeled, as it looks like a different drug. However, she is interrupted before she can call the pharmacy and winds up hanging the bag anyway.