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AHRQ Patient Safety Network: Reducing medication errors in critical care: a multimodal approach.

AHRQ Patient Safety Network

AHRQ Patient Safety Network

Reducing medication errors in critical care: a multimodal approach.

Kruer RM, Jarrell AS, Latif A. Clin Pharmacol. 2014;6:117-126.

In light of Institute of Medicine recommendations to redesign drug packaging and labeling to decreasemedication errors, this review highlights challenges to medication safety in the intensive care unit associated with drug formulations and various routes of administration. The authors recommend a multimodal approach that combines system-level interventions, such as computerized provider order entry, simulation training, barcode medication administration, and incident reporting, to prevent adverse drug events.

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