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Managing Medication Errors

Satorre, Joy RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: April 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 4 - p 13
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000515214.07839.70
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Joy Satorre, RN

Jackson Heights, NY

“Medication Management for People with Dementia” (February) was a helpful and useful article. Teaching medication management to family caregivers who care for a family member with dementia can be just as daunting as administering the medication myself. However, the authors didn't discuss in depth how to handle medication errors. These errors can occur even after family caregivers are given the best education, especially when they are beginners. Medication error management is just as important as medication preparation and administration, and much needed knowledge would have been gained if the authors had further elaborated on how family caregivers can prevent and manage these errors.

Joy Satorre, RN

Jackson Heights, NY

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