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Vanderbilt Nurse: Safeguards Were 'Overriden' in Medication Error, Prosecutors Say

Article describing criminal charges filed against a nurse involved in a fatal medication error references an ISMP newsletter article on common mistakes involving neuromuscular blocking agents. For the full text, visit The Tennessean online.  

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In the wake of recent criminal charges being filed against a registered nurse in Tennessee who was involved in a fatal medication error, ISMP is emphasizing that the focus should be on identifying and fixing imperfect systems instead of unjustly blaming the individual healthcare practitioner.