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Medical Error Prevention In The ICU

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The definition of medication error is any preventable incident that may lead to inappropriate medication use or cause patient harm (Manias, Williams, & Liew, 2012; Pop & Finocchi, 2016). Medication errors may occur during any stage of the medication management process, which includes prescribing, transcribing, preparation and administration (Manias et al., 2012). Statistical data suggests that a hospitalized patient experiences one mediation error per day (Kruer, Jarrell, and Latif, 2014). Medical error prevention in the ICU can be especially challenging due to it’s dynamic and fast paced environment, making it more prone to errors (Garrouste-Orgeas & Valentin, 2013; Kruer et al., 2014). In the ICU, the patient population
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