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case studies of medication errors


Are there any places online for student nurses to read case studies?


Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

there are a couple of sites that track med errors and report them:

  • http://www.webmm.ahrq.gov/ - morbidity and mortality rounds from the agency for healthcare research and quality (ahrq). this site has case archives (you'll see the "case archive" link on the menu bar under their logo bar) that list out specific incidents of drug errors. the incidents are broken down into healthcare specialties and there is one there for "nursing".
  • http://www.ismp.org/newsletters/nursing/backissues.asp - links to individual issues. each issue will include medication errors, but you have to pull up each issue to see what it addresses
  • http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/mederrors/default.htm - this is the home page of the u.s. food and drug administration medication error page. there is a link there to error reports that you can view

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