Error Prevention, Summer 2021
Learn more about the risk of patient misidentification when processing prescriptions that have been faxed, including how to use the AIMS Program to help prevent the incident from recurring.
Error Prevention, Winter 2021
Pharmacy professionals must use extra care when assessing and confirming indication and doses for pediatric prescriptions.
Error Prevention, Fall 2020
By Ian Stewart R.Ph, B.Sc.Phm. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must be aware of the potential and impact of errors of omission, where the appropriate action is not taken. For example,…
Error Prevention, Spring/Summer 2020
By Ian Stewart R.Ph, B.Sc.Phm. The selection of an incorrect drug during computer order entry is a common source of medication errors. The potential for error is enhanced when two…
Error Prevention, Winter 2020
By Ian Stewart R.Ph, B.Sc.Phm. Patients with chronic medical conditions often receive healthcare from multiple providers including their family physician and specialists. Failed communication between healthcare practitioners can lead to…