Drug errors and patient safety: the need for a change in practice.

@article{Preston2004DrugEA,
  title={Drug errors and patient safety: the need for a change in practice.},
  author={Rosemary M Preston},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={72-8}
}
Concerns regarding drug errors and public safety have recently been raised in the British national newspapers and professional nursing journals. This literature review considers why nurses may continue to make drug errors in their practice. The findings suggest that drug errors are not caused by any one factor, but are multifaceted in nature. Factors include calculation error, overdosing/underdosing of drug dosages, covert drug administration in food and drink, and an increasingly relaxed… CONTINUE READING

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