“Frequent dosing errors in a distracted environment”…

The Medical Institutions Assessment and Accreditation Service issued a patient safety warning for ‘administration of other drugs not prescribed to the patient’.

This warning includes major cases where patients were harmed by administering other medicines than prescriptions, and recommendations to prevent recurrence.

In order to prevent safety accidents due to medication errors, health and medical personnel must follow the basic principles of dosing, such as △accurate patient △accurate medicine, △correct dose, △accurate time, and △accurate route of administration.

Also, before administering a drug, the prescription must be checked, and the prescription and dispensing must be confirmed before administration. If you have any questions about the prescription, you should double-check with your healthcare provider.

In particular, as medication errors frequently occur in a distracting environment, it is important to create an appropriate environment that does not interfere with work.

The patient should also know the name, usage, and dosage of the medicines prescribed or administered to them. Director Lim Young-jin of the certification institute said, “When a patient thinks that the prescription is wrong, it is desirable to clearly communicate it.”

By Moon Se-young, staff reporter [email protected]

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