In this month’s issue:
- Verbal orders can be particularly error prone for a variety of reasons. See how to instill a measure of safety into verbal medication orders.
- SafetyWire: An immediate and extended release error; look-alike eye drops
- Message from our Mailbox...more from a reader on transition errors from the hospital to a LTC facility.
- Worth Reading...a recent recommended publication related to medication safety in the LTC setting.
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