Long-Term Care AdviseERR Volume 5, Issue 2

Medication Safety Alert! February 2017

In this month’s issue:

  • What Price Must We Pay for Safety? Excessive Cost of EPINEPHrine Auto-Injectors Leads to Error-Prone Use of Ampuls or Vials
  • Potential issues with new basal insulin/GLP-1 fixed combinations. New safety challenges?
  • Pradaxa must be dispensed in its original container
  • Lantus overdose tied to confusing vial label
  • What's in a name - wrong resident errors
  • When less than is greater than
  • Errors involving less used therapies
  • ED visits for elderly patients from adverse drug events

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