International Journal of Research in Nursing

Medication Errors: Preventing Untimely Deaths

Cheryl Ann Alexander and Lidong Wang

DOI : 10.3844/ijrnsp.2014.52.60

International Journal of Research in Nursing

Volume 5, Issue 2

Pages 52-60

Abstract

Medication adverse events play a huge role in hospital deaths and morbidity in the US. This plays a large role in the public health of the US at large. Health education is a primary target for those taking medications. A quality assurance or improvement program that is appropriate to capture drug events and measure quality data is essential to prevent these untimely and mostly preventable deaths. This study examines medication errors, the cause and effect and what leaders can do to prevent untimely patient deaths.

Copyright

© 2014 Cheryl Ann Alexander and Lidong Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.