Medication Error Reporting

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Medication Error Reporting: All for Good Reasons To celebrate 2016 Nurses’ Week, we congratulate all our nursing staff for their effort to keep our patient safe. In view of the anticipated upgrade of Patient Safety Net to Safety Intelligence, we would like to highlight the value of medication error reporting to nursing practice and its impact to quality patient care. Medication administration is one nursing task that is considered a high-risk area for patient care (Gladstone, 1995). Studies had shown that “medication errors are the most common and preventable cause of patient harm… and should be immediately reported in order to facilitate the development of a learning culture” (Haw, Stubbs, & Dickens, 2014, p. 797). Thus, a nurse who
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