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OBJECTIVE To study the clinical contexts contributing to harmful medication errors. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted between March and August 2005 at Fremantle Hospital, a 450-bed metropolitan teaching hospital. Twenty-six of 46 staff members (57%) identified by pharmacy staff as having(More)
The safety and efficacy of prolonged infusion of alphaxalone/alphadolone (Alfathesin: Glaxo) was assessed in 20 critically ill patients needing sedation during intermittent positive pressure ventilation in a general intensive care unit. The mean dose of Alfathesin infused was 1542 ml (range: 225 to 4820 ml) over 6.9 days (3 to 16 days) at rates between 5(More)
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