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ESA2016: Medication Errors - Care with Computerised Order Entry Systems Needed

2016 14 Jun

Computerised Order Entry (CPOE) Systems can improve the quality and safety of medication prescribing and reduce costs, according to Jozef Kesecioglu , Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands, speaking at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May. Slow Adoption... Read more

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Medication Safety

2016 11 Mar

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers of particularly dangerous drugs to very sick people, who have little physiological reserve to cope with additional problems. When patients are admitted to or transferred out of critical care we have to transfer complex information about patients’ medications. The staff prescribing... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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ESICM LIVES 2013: Can We Prevent Medication Errors in the ICU?

2013 08 Oct

Medication errors can be prevented, but there is no one simple solution, according to the expert speakers at ESICM LIVES 2013.  Medication errors in the ICU are frequent, with a negative impact on patients. Andreas Valentin (Austria) suggested that to improve the situation, intensivists need to raise awareness, prevent errors and develop a culture... Read more