Safety Tip: Preventing Medication Errors

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Tonight’s tip brought to you courtesy of Poison Control. If you or your child takes multiple medications that are similar in appearance, color code the bottles. This can help prevent a medication error.
Medication errors occur daily in the US: https://psnet.ahrq.gov/primers/primer/23/medication-errors

While many factors can contribute to medication error, in this case we identified that having 8 identical bottles (only 7 pictured), with the contents also looking similar was the main factor.

 

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