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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e318195a5e6
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Medication Administration Process Assessment: Applying Lessons Learned From Commercial Aviation

Donahue, Moreen DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Brown, Joseph P. MAS, ATP; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J. PhD, RN, FAAN

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Abstract

Medication administration is a major safety issue for patients and providers. The authors describe a commercial aviation-based system safety assessment conducted on the medication administration process for a community teaching hospital in the northeast United States. Processes on 2 medical units and 1 surgical unit were assessed. A sampling of qualitative outcomes is presented in a risk prioritization framework, along with practical recommendations predicated on the valuable lessons learned in commercial aviation.

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