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Cohen, Michael R.
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Nursing. 44(8):72, August 2014.
Misaligned labels on unit-dose packaging...injectable influenza vaccines must be shaken...beware of this nasal decongestant's confusing label...handwritten prescription hazard
Nursing. 44(7):72, July 2014.
Wintergreen oil: Dangerous at the bedside...Angeliq confused with birth control pills...auto-injector keeps on tickin'
Nursing. 44(6):72, June 2014.
Discard “demo” doses after class…don't confuse look-alikes Cardene and Cardizem…prevent mixups of imported drugs Glycophos and Peditrace
Nursing. 44(5):72, May 2014.
Extra bar codes create confusion…Florinef, Floranex, and Florastor sound alike…vials of topical and parenteral EPINEPHrine look alike
Nursing. 44(4):72, April 2014.
Don't use smart infusion pumps from another hospital…avoid this fuzzy documentation format…beware of ambiguous oral capsule imprints
Nursing. 44(3):72, March 2014.
Errors from using grains as units of measure…avoid computerized confusion with Spiriva dosage…camphor product mistakenly given by mouth
Nursing. 44(2):72, February 2014.
Look-alike heparin bags...use two hands for high-alert drugs
Nursing. 44(1):72, January 2014.
Misplaced drug in an automated dispensing cabinet...label without a drug name...one vial, ten doses...dosing directions change for liquid acetaminophen
Nursing. 43(12):72, December 2013.
Same drug, very different indications...rubber in Cathflo Activase isn't ducky...don't prelabel I.V. bags
Nursing. 43(11):72, November 2013.
Not all Allegra OTC products contain the same ingredients...confusing handwriting...prevent fentaNYL patch tragedies with face-to-face education
Nursing. 43(10):72, October 2013.
Don't confuse new OTC Fastin with generic phentermine products...dispensing drug samples can put children at risk...ophthalmic solutions' colored caps can lead to mix-ups
Nursing. 43(9):72, September 2013.
Misleading heparin label…new oral formulation of niMODipine reduces the risk of wrong-route mistakes…bar code bypass leads nurses to mix up nalbuphine and naloxone
Nursing. 43(8):72, August 2013.
Multidose vials without preservatives create confusion…did workplace intimidation play a role in this chain of errors?…don't use “IT” as an abbreviation for drug routes
Nursing. 43(7):72, July 2013.
Null symbol for zero is easily misread…I.V. acetaminophen dose: ten times too much for a child…don't confuse risperiDONE and rOPINIRole
Nursing. 43(6):72, June 2013.
Poor bar code placement causes scanning problems…handwritten look-alike drug names mixed up…alarm fatigue linked to patient death…decoding transdermal patches
Nursing. 43(5):72, May 2013.
Peculiar packaging for Priftin…fatality reported after I.V. administration of niMODipine…levothyroxine mixed up with liothyronine
Nursing. 43(4):72, April 2013.
Acetaminophen dose not right for kids…spell out drug names…similar packaging, different concentrations…OTC drops and sprays may be hazardous if ingested
Nursing. 43(3):72, March 2013.
New and improved heparin labels...don't confuse these look-alike opioid vials...mysterious sedation linked to dispensing error...new tool to help keep injection skills sharp
Nursing. 43(2):11, February 2013.
Measure liquid oral medications metrically...insulin dosage and concentration mix-up...keep intraocular injections cool...don't draw heparin into insulin syringes
Nursing. 43(1):12, January 2013.
Drug label missing critical information…burn injury from topical analgesic…FentaNYL overdose risk…don't send unused medication home with the patient
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