Medication errors can result in serious harm to patients, increased healthcare costs, and compromised patient confidence in the healthcare system. Even in the operating room, where patients are continuously monitored, medication errors can result in serious complications, and even death. In fact, the operating room poses unique challenges that can increase the likelihood of a medication error occurring. This course is designed to address risk factors for medication errors that are specific to the operating room, and actions that can be taken to minimize those risks.
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