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Approaches to prevent medication error due to similar labeling and packaging of drugs at a brazilian teaching hospital

  • At: 2006 FIP Congress in Salvadore (Brazil)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SAKAI, Maria Cristina (Hospital Universitário da USP, Serviço de Farmácia, SÃo Paulo, Brazil)
  • Co-author(s): Takahashi, Patricia S. K. (Hospital Universitário da USP, SÃO PAULO, Brazil)
    Luppi Jr., Pedro (Hospital Universitário da USP, SÃO PAULO, Brazil)
    Zolcsak, Roberta Q. (Hospital Universitário da USP, SÃO PAULO, Brazil)
    Sousa, Altamir B. (Hospital Universitário da USP, SÃO PAULO, Brazil)
    Ribeiro, Eliane (Hospital Universitário da USP, SÃO PAULO, Brazil)
  • Abstract:

    INTRODUCTION / OBJECTIVE

    Similar labeling and packaging of drugs is one of the top ten causes of medication errors according to United States Pharmacopoeia reports. It increases not only the risk of an accidental interchange of drugs but also the administration of a wrong medication. So, the aims of the present study were to highlight the..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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