Parenteral drug administration errors by nursing staff on an acute medical admissions ward during day duty.

@article{Bruce2001ParenteralDA,
  title={Parenteral drug administration errors by nursing staff on an acute medical admissions ward during day duty.},
  author={J. Malcolm Bruce and Ian Kai Wong},
  journal={Drug safety},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={
          855-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Parenteral therapy is a route of administration for drugs which are poorly absorbed via the oral route and it can provide a rapid response during an emergency. However, poorly prepared and/or administered parenteral therapy can cause potential harm to patients such as thrombus formation, severe hypersensitivity reactions and infection. Very few studies have investigated the incidence of medication errors associated with parenteral drug administration. OBJECTIVES To determine the… CONTINUE READING
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