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Archive Employee & Patient Safety 2012

Avoid Medication Missteps

Are you committing common storage, labeling or administration mistakes?

Pamela Dembski Hart, CHSP, BS, MT, ASCP

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administration mistakes THIS THE ONE? Surgical team members must confirm the correct medication, dose and concentration before administering it.

I've helped many surgery centers prepare for accreditation surveys over the past 5 years, and observed how they store, label and administer medications. I've also observed common lapses that have occurred in various organizations. Here are a few tips for avoiding them.

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