Reflective accounts

Medication errors

A CPD article made Patricia Lesley Howarth more aware of the factors that lead to drug errors, and how to manage them

A CPD article made Patricia Lesley Howarth more aware of the factors that lead to drug errors, and how to manage them.

Abstract

Reading the CPD article helped me to understand the many different patient factors that contribute to the risk of medication errors, including multiple medication use, poor communication, passive involvement and complicated drug calculations.

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This reflective account is based on NS776 Cloete L (2015) Reducing medication errors in nursing practice. Nursing Standard. 29, 20, 50-59.

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