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How to Prevent Medication Errors in Long-Term Care: Part 2

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Over the years, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices has gained a great deal of insight into the medication-use system through reports of medication errors and by performing on-site analyses at various health care organizations. Part 2 reviews the key elements of the medication-use process, contributing factors that lead to medication errors, and recommendations for consultant pharmacists that will assist long-term care facilities in preventing medication errors.

Abbreviations: ADE = Adverse drug events, ISMP = Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
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Keywords: Adverse drug events; Consultant pharmacist; Contributing factors; Medication errors; Nonpunitive environment

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-08-01

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  • The Consultant Pharmacist® is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. It is dedicated exclusively to the medication needs of the elderly in all settings, including adult day care, ambulatory care, assisted living, community, hospice, and nursing facilities. This award-winning journal is a member benefit of ASCP. Individuals who are not members and wish to receive The Consultant Pharmacist® will want to consider joining ASCP.
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