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Can Healthcare Consumers Help Prevent Medication Errors?

Article authored by ISMP President Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), reviews the circumstances of a well-publicized medication error and emphasizes the value of having a family member or advocate present with the patient while in the hospital to alert healthcare practitioners if they suspect something is not right.

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Since COVID-19 vaccines were granted emergency use authorization, The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has received reports of errors related to storage, preparation, and administration. Because COVID-19 vaccine errors can result in reduced effectiveness, and other safety implications