Medication errors--new approaches to prevention.

  title={Medication errors--new approaches to prevention.},
  author={Alan F. Merry and Brian J Anderson},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  volume={21 7},
Medication errors in pediatric anesthesia represent an important risk to children. Concerted action to reduce harm from this cause is overdue. An understanding of the genesis of avoidable adverse drug events may facilitate the development of effective countermeasures to the events or their effects. Errors include those involving the automatic system of cognition and those involving the reflective system. Errors and violations are distinct, but violations often predispose to error. The system of… CONTINUE READING