October - December 2016
One of the most important ways to prevent medication errors is to learn about problems that have occurred in other organizations and to use that information to prevent similar problems at your practice site. To promote such a process, the following selected items from the October-December 2016 issues of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! have been prepared for leadership to use with an interdisciplinary committee or with frontline staff to stimulate discussion and action to reduce the risk of medication errors. Each item includes a brief description of the medication safety problem, a few recommendations to reduce the risk of errors, and the issue number to locate additional information. The Action Agenda is available for download in a PDF and Word format below. Continuing education credit is available for nurses.
Debora Simmons is an approved California CE provider of continuing education and complies with the criteria for quality continuing nursing education programming.