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Medication errors causes, prevention, and risk management by M. COHEN

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Published by Jones & Bartlett in Boston, MA, London .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Michael R. Cohen.
ContributionsCohen, Michael R. 1944-, American Pharmaceutical Association.
LC ClassificationsRM146
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22028926M
ISBN 10076371271X

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Jan 15,  · "Cohen’s book better describes specific medication errors and how to prevent them. The centerpiece is an excellent chapter on 'high-alert medications,' which Cohen defines as drugs with a high risk of causing patient injury or death if they are misused; the chapter includes a comprehensive table of safety measures for various drug classes."Author: Michael R. Cohen. Mar 11,  · Medication errors like these can happen in any healthcare setting. According to the landmark report “Preventing Medication Errors” from the Institute of Medicine, these errors injure million Americans each year and cost $ billion in lost . Jun 13,  · Giving the wrong drug and using the wrong route of administration each accounted for 16% of the errors. Almost half of the fatal medication errors occurred in people over the age of Older people may be at greatest risk for medication errors because . Aug 19,  · Medication errors can happen to anyone in any place, including your own home and at the doctor's office, hospital, pharmacy and senior living facility. Kids are especially at high risk for medication errors because they typically need different drug doses than adults. Knowing what you're up against can help you play it safe.