Pharmacists are positioned to play a key role in preventing or catching errors that can occur at the various stages of the drug-use process: prescribing, dispensing, and administration.
Results at ASHP 2019 suggest potential for administration errors without proper guidance.
Medication errors cost the U.S. healthcare system $21 billion annually.
Comprehensive medication management may lower costs and improve lives.
Most common errors include incorrect drugs and strength.
Pharmacists must cultivate a culture of safety, training to protect patients.
Submitting ADRs is a great way to help protect patients and educate students.
ISMP reports that some patients have inadvertently taken double doses of rivaroxaban in dosing mixups.
There are a lot of factors that go into medication errors—pharmacists are stepping up, but the FDA must also act.
Drug errors generally fall into one of four categories—here's how the experts say those errors can be eliminated.