Introduction and Terminology (02:05)
The FDA has received over 30,000 reports of medication errors since 1992; not all errors are reported. This video will reveal sources of errors and the eight rights of medication administration. Learn terminology pertaining to medication errors.
Sources of Medication Errors (10:41)
Learn about various prescribing, omission, wrong time, improper dosing, wrong dose, wrong drug preparation, wrong administration, fragmented care, and unauthorized drug errors. Avoid trailing zeroes and review the Joint Commission's "Do Not Use" abbreviation list. Look-alike packaging should implement tall man lettering
Other Sources of Errors: Lack of Training (00:56)
Nurses should be educated on high-alert drug medications, various IV pumps, smart pumps, PCA pumps syringe pumps, and needless systems. An annual review should be established for doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.
The 8 Rights of Medical Administration (08:13)
Nurses must provide the last safety check before dosing patients. The "eight rights" of medication administration include two patient identification, reason, drugs, dose, time, route, documentation, and response. Medication errors can occur along the continuum of care.
Credits: Preventing Medication Errors Part 2: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices (00:50)
Credits: Preventing Medication Errors Part 2: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices
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