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July 2013

In this month’s issue:

  • Residents vulnerable to harmful medication errors during transitions from hospital to LTC facility
  • Nice catch...Color of tablets a clue.
  • All is not as it seems...Try to decipher the hand written medication order.
  • What's in a name? What is the purpose of brand and generic drug names?
  • A TACtical error.

Report medication errors to ISMP. Share your medication safety stories and error reports in confidence by calling ISMP 1-800-FAILSAF(E), via our website (www.ismp.org/merp), or by email (ismpinfo@ismp.org). Reporter identity and location remain strictly confidential and are never published. Anonymous reports are also accepted. 

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