Case Studies in Medication Error Prevention
Overview:Caring for patients is challenging and fulfilling, but often stressful and harried as well. Frequent interruptions and constantly changing patient needs can lead to error. Since nurses do most of the actual medication administration in a facility, they provide the last opportunity to prevent a medication error. This program presents 12 scenarios that result in medication errors, then discusses how they could have been avoided. The goal is to help the viewer identify ways errors can creep into nursing practices and develop strategies that can be used to prevent them.
- List the "6 Rights of Medication administration"
- Describe methods for preventing medication errors