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Preventing medication errors. A prescription for patient safety [electronic resource] : lookalike/sound-alike product labeling / [produced by Medcom, inc.].

Publication:
Cypress, CA : Medcom, 2009.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (1 minutes)
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Other Title:
Academic Video Online.
Subjects:
Medication errors -- Prevention.
Medical errors -- Prevention.
Drugs -- Safety measures.
Nursing errors -- Prevention.
Form/Genre:
Instructional films.
Film excerpts.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
Thousands of deaths and injuries occur to patients in a healthcare setting each year due to medication errors that could have been avoided. Statistics indicate that between 7,000 and 14,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. alone. While administering the wrong medication is an obvious medication error, there are others. For example, the nurse may administer a drug to the wrong patient, give the wrong dosage or operate the infusion pump incorrectly. And there are plenty of other common medication errors. After completing this course, the learner should be able to: understand and describe medication errors and the common types of medication errors that can occur. Understand and describe the five "rights" of administering medications to patients. Understand and describe a "systems approach" to preventing medication errors and how every member of the medical team can work to prevent medication errors. Understand the nurse's role in preventing medication errors.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed April 03, 2017).
Contributor:
Alexander Street Press.
Medcom, inc., production company.
OCLC:
986391158
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.