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AHRQ Patient Safety Network ► Preventing high-alert medication errors in hospital patients.

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Preventing high-alert medication errors in hospital patients.

Anderson P, Townsend T. Am Nurse Today. May 2015;10:18-23.

High-alert medications have the potential to cause serious patient harm. This article focuses on four primary types of high-alert medications—anticoagulants, sedatives, insulins, and opioids—that can have serious adverse effects and recommends strategies to reduce risks, including conducting independent double-checksand decreasing interruptions.

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