Alligators, swamps, and medication safety

Resolved: Stay focused on safe patient care Five years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its third global patient safety challenge, which aimed to improve medical safety.…

Geriatric medication reconciliation in the home setting

A patient-centered approach can improve outcomes. Takeaways: Medication reconciliation discrepancies are common among older patients. Accurate medication reconciliation can help preserve a patient’s functionality. Strategies for improving medication…

Minimize medication errors in urgent care clinics

Establish a culture of patient safety. Takeaways: The number of patients seen in urgent care clinics can present unique medication administration challenges. Reducing errors requires a culture of…

The nurse’s role in medication safety

Patients have long associated trust and respect with nursing. However, recent incidents of nurses delivering inappropriate medications (wrong drug, wrong dose) have led to catastrophic consequences. Most notoriously,…

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