Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing, volume 19, issue 11-12, pages 1569-77
Date of publication: June 2010
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: To reduce risks to patients from medication error and microbiological contamination, a tool was developed to allow preparation of parenteral medicines to be scored for risk before being prepared in clinical areas. Highest risk items are now targeted for transfer to pharmacy for preparation. This work was adopted by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and was subsequently issued as Patient Safety Alert 20 (Injectable Medicines).
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Length of publication: 9 pages