Long-Term Care AdviseERR Volume 3, Issue 10

Medication Safety Alert! October 2015

In this month's issue: 

  • Recommendations to prevent vaccine errors Part 2: Analysis of ISMP Vaccines Errors Reporting Program (ISMP VERP)
  • Misread handwritten orders
  • Inappropriate use of the comment field
  • CDC issues core elements for antibiotic prescriptions in nursing homes
  • Dose-checking software is important
  • Look-alike dose and dosage form designations can cause errors, too
  • Clarify confusing orders

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