Medications are vital for patients undergoing surgery, but they can also pose risks if not given correctly. The medical literature is frighteningly sparse on medication errors in the operating room. Unless the effects of the error are devastatingly obvious, most of our knowledge of medication errors in the operating room consists of self-reported events. What… Continue reading The Most Common Medication Errors in the OR
What are Medication-Related Errors? Medication errors are defined as preventable events that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm. In the vast majority of scenarios, they involve some form of human error. A human error occurs when someone is attempting to do the right thing but actually does the wrong thing.… Continue reading What are Medication Errors?