How to avoid making medication errors – and what to do if you make one
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How to avoid making medication errors – and what to do if you make one

Erin Dean Health journalist

Advice for nurses on common mistakes, potential consequences and methods to employ to improve patient safety. Plus the importance of transparency if an error does occur

The case of a US nurse found guilty of criminally negligent homicide after administering the wrong drug to a patient would make any nurse shudder.

Primary Health Care. 32, 5, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/phc.32.5.6.s2

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