Identification of priorities for medication safety in neonatal intensive care.

  title={Identification of priorities for medication safety in neonatal intensive care.},
  author={Desire{\'e} L Kunac and David M. Reith},
  journal={Drug safety},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND Although neonates are reported to be at greater risk of medication error than infants and older children, little is known about the causes and characteristics of error in this patient group. Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a technique used in industry to evaluate system safety and identify potential hazards in advance. The aim of this study was to identify and prioritize potential failures in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) medication use process through… CONTINUE READING

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