Implementing a systematic response to medication errors
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Implementing a systematic response to medication errors

Dorthe Larsen Nurse consultant, Children’s urgent care, University Hospital Lewisham, London
Robert Cole Senior nurse, Children’s urgent care, University Hospital Lewisham, London
Phil Higton Director, Terema Ltd, Haslemere, Surrey

Healthcare delivery is associated with various risks and it is unlikely that these can ever be completely eliminated. Medicine management is an area known to involve errors. This article describes how implementing a systematic response to medication errors enables health professionals to identify individual and organisational failures and reduce adverse patient outcomes.

Nursing Standard. 21, 46,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.07.21.46.35.c4597

Correspondence

dorthe.larsen@uhl.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review