Emergency Rooms Introduce Pharmacists to Cut Prescription Errors
Prescription errors account for 7,000 deaths per year in the ER. Unfortunately, medication errors can be caused by something as mundane as poor handwriting, confusion over drug names and measurements, and poor packaging designs. To try to remedy this problem, ER doctors are starting to put pharmacist right in the middle of the fray–in the ER–so that they can help to review each medication and and ensure dosage.
Children’s Hospital in Dallas One of the First to Introduce Pharmacists in the ER
Children’s Hospital in Dallas currently has ten …read more