Archive August 2017 XVIII, No. 8

Ideas That Work: Put a Lid on High-Alert Meds

high-alert medications DRUG SAFETY Cover your high-alert medications with a plastic lid.

Put a Lid on High-Alert Meds

With high-alert medications, the consequences of an error are more devastating. As an added safety measure, we put plastic see-through lids on the bins that hold our high-alert meds so nurses don't reach into the wrong bin by mistake and potentially cause serious patient harm.

Melody Hargrove, BSN, RN
Ophthalmology Surgery Center of Dallas (Texas)

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