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Introduction to Drugs

Introduction to Drugs

Nurses’ Responsibility Administering drug Assessing for adverse drug effects Intervening to make the drug regimen more tolerable Providing patient teaching about drugs and the drug regimen Monitoring and prevention of medication errors Pharmacology Pharmacology is the study of the biological effects of chemicals Health care providers focus on how chemicals act on living organisms Pharmacotherapeutics […]

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Interrupting a Nurse Makes Medication Errors More Likely

Interrupting a Nurse Makes Medication Errors More Likely

Distracting an airline pilot during taxi, takeoff or landing could lead to a critical error. Apparently the same is true of nurses who prepare and administer medication to hospital patients. A new study shows that interrupting nurses while they’re tending to patients’ medication needs increases the chances of error. As the number of distractions increases, […]

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