Preventing Medication Errors In Care Homes

Medication errors can occur at different stages of inpatient care -it can happen while prescribing, dispensing, preparing, administering, or monitoring medication to the patients. Hundreds of people every year in the UK are seriously harmed because of medication errors. According to a study,  every year 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England,…

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Important steps of safe medication administration

The primary goal of administering medication through a structured approach is to ensure optimum safety. However, human errors involved in the medication administration processes can compromise this objective. Human errors can occur at any stage of medication administration, whether it be administering the right drug, measuring the right dosage, or following the right route. This…