Medication Errors

Medication Errors

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In the second, expanded edition of the acclaimedMedication Errors(1999), Michael R. Cohen brings together some 30 experts from pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and risk management to provide the best, most current thinking about medication errors. Their contributions make this the most comprehensive, authoritative examination in print of the causes of medication errors and strategies to prevent them.Medication Errorsprovides the health care communityacute care, long-term care, ambulatory care, the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs, and academiawith practical guidance to make patients who take or receive medications safer.Some organizations have had success with a specially designed order form or electronic template that requires ... In most hospitals, medication orders are taken from the patienta#39;s chart and sent to the pharmacy as a ... Certain abbreviations are consistently misunderstood and should never be used; these include the following:5, 18, 20 Abbreviations for drug names, Any abbreviation for the word daily, anbsp;...

Title:Medication Errors
Author:Michael Richard Cohen
Publisher:American Pharmacist Associa - 2007


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