Full list of Medication Error results
Create barriers between patients and medical errors–
Implementing a medication administration cross check helped St. Charles County Ambulance District reduce dosing errors and win recognition for its Just Culture
5 practical steps to prevent medical errors–
Even the best medics make mistakes, but ensuring crews are well rested, 100 percent focused on the patient and working together will minimize medical errors
10 things you need to know about hypovolemic shock to save lives–
The effects of shock due to major blood loss rapidly become irreversible, so quick identification and intervention are critical
Near-miss reporting prevents future medication mistakes–
Medication mistakes are usually due to multiple causal factors but are considered preventable incidents
Progressive Paramedicine: 3 most important parts of the patient care report–
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Reality training: Administering pediatric medication–
Use this hands-on training exercise to improve equipment familiarity, reinforce medication cross-check processes and increase provider confidence to treat sick kids
Epi label change will cut medication errors–
Epinephrine is now labeled for mass dose, like other medications, which is an important step toward patient safety
Prevent EMS medication errors with checklists and job aids–
Most EMS providers have witnessed or been involved with a medication error attributable to poor system design and lack of safety behaviors
5 ways paramedics can use a 3-way stopcock–
Dr. Peter Antevy demonstrates five uses for a 3-way stop, a valuable device which has many uses for providing care to critical pediatric patients.
'Drug Round Game' teaches medication error prevention–
The game gives players the opportunity to exchange ideas, participate in interactive discussions on medication safety and to practice drug calculations
Remember 2 Things: How to prevent medication administration errors–
A large percentage of errors are due to medication administration errors. In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead reminds paramedics of the importance of drawing up a medication dose into a syringe and what to do with the medication remaining in a vial.
After watching share your medication administration tips in the comments and read this excerpt from "Med Math Simplified."
How an Ariz. fire department reduced medication errors–
Training, including pediatric-specific training, reduced self-reported medication errors in a major fire-based EMS system
Remember 2 Things: Epinephrine auto-injectors for allergic reactions–
Patient Safety Organization: 5 things EMS providers need to know–
EMS agencies can utilize PSOs to improve the safety culture, protect data and receive expert assistance
Book excerpt: 'Med Math Simplified'–
Paramedic and nurse educator teaches principles of dimensional analysis for medication dose calculation
10 tips for learning pharmacology–
We asked readers for advice on learning and studying pharmacology and received dozens of fantastic responses. Add your own in the comment section
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