ISMP Medication Error Report Analysis

Cohen, Michael R.; Smetzer, Judy L.
February 2008
Hospital Pharmacy;Feb2008, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p81
Academic Journal
The article explores medication errors that have occurred in health care facilities in the U.S. Key studies revealed that the incidence of errors with injectable medications is higher than with other forms of medications. A list of factors that can increase the risk of errors and patient harm with injectable medications is provided. Unlabeled syringes are a vital risk linked to preparation of injectable medications. One of the factors that should be considered in order to reduce risks associated with unlabeled syringes is syringe safety features.


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