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Processes to Reduce Medication Errors in the ICU

2022 17 Feb

Medication errors are common in the complex environment of the ICU. This article provides an overview of the prevalence and impact of these errors and the processes that could help reduce their incidence. Introduction Medicines are the most widely used intervention in the critical care environment, and errors in medication use are a well-established... Read more

Volume 19 - Issue 4, 2019

2019 26 Aug

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Closing the Loop: The Road to Zero Medication Errors

2019 26 Aug

Summary: It is estimated that even today, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the US, costing the health system several billions of dollars a year. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of medication.   When used properly, medications save lives. Unfortunately, medication and dosing errors are one of... Read more