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Enhancing medication safety with computerized alerts

Medication errors are responsible for a large number of adverse drug events in patients each year, and the use of medication-related abbreviations accounts for nearly five percent of these errors. Strategies to reduce the ...

Feb 18, 2011
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Medication dosing errors for infants and children

Preparing small doses of medication from syringes may be inaccurate and can result in crucial dosing errors for infants and children, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Jan 24, 2011
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Teaching future doctors the basics of medication errors

Medical students should have basic knowledge of common medication errors before they begin seeing patients at the hospital, and researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report that allowing them to play detective ...

Jan 19, 2011
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