Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

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Mini Review - Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2022) Volume 5, Issue 5

Gap between medication errors and drug knowledge in clinical practice of nurses in intensive care units.

Inappropriate diagnosis, prescribing errors, dose miscalculations, poor drug distribution procedures, drug and drug device related difficulties, incorrect drug administration, failed communication, and a lack of patient education are all common causes of medication error. It is critical to remember that pharmaceutical errors can cause patient morbidity and even death. Furthermore, these errors might harm a healthcare facilitys reputation and result in expensive institutional and public expenses. Medication mistakes (having an unnecessary drug, a nonoptimal drug, or a non-optimal dose) become more likely as the number of drugs, comorbidities, multiple prescribers, and age grow.

Author(s): Shaheeda Begum Aziz*

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