Focus on Safe Medication Practices
- Publish Date: 2008-05-09
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Melanie J. Rantucci BScPharm MScPharmAd PhD;Christine Stewart RPh BScPhm;Ian Stewart RPh BScPhm
Focus on Safe Medication Practices explains how and why medication errors occur and provides strategies and procedures for both preventing and managing medication incidents. The text includes careful guidelines, prevention strategies, thought-provoking questions, and plenty of case studies. To assist readers in developing and implementing safe medication practices, the book focuses on eight essential goalsbecoming aware of the issue; learning the terminology; understanding the scope and frequency of incidents; identifying common types of errors; recognizing medication incident issues within specific specialty areas; identifying potential sources of error; implementing measures to reduce the risk of incidents; and dealing with medication incidents.