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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2018

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 8 O nly in the OR can you prescribe, prepare and admin- ister medications with no input from a second provider and no electronic clinical-decision support — and often under stressful or chaotic conditions. What could possibly go wrong? Ronald S. Litman, DO, ML | Philadelphia, Pa. Tools to Improve Medication Safety To eliminate administration mistakes, you have to eliminate the human factor. • HUMAN ERROR Well-intentioned surgical team members check and recheck labels, but medication administration mistakes can still occur. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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