Oral anticoagulants, medications to keep the blood from clotting, have been identified as one of the drugs that most commonly are involved in a medication error. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) considers oral anticoagulants “high-alert medications”, as they have a heightened risk of harm to the patient, if a mistake is made. In a retrospective, […]
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You or your loved one is in the hospital, and there is all the usual concerns-will a surgical procedure go well? Will the treatment work? Will this medicine cure my problem? Perhaps you never thought to worry about the question “is the food that has just been delivered on my hospital tray going to cause […]
Attorney Robert Hunn explains what motivated a South Florida trial lawyer to take out a half page advertisement criticizing the insurance industry.
Omission errors are when either a hospital physician fails to order a vital medication that a patient is on at home, a nurse fails to administer a drug as prescribed, or a pharmacist fails to dispense a prescription.