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Medication and Fluid orders in the Emergency Department: Examining the incidence of error and adverse events.

Errors in prescribing and administering medications and fluids occur often in the hospital setting. However, limited information is known about the number or type of medication errors that occur in the Emergency Department. Moreover, little is known about the factors that cause errors in the Emergency Department. The study will involve looking at the charts of all patients who presented to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Emergency Department over a one month period. A nurse and a pharmacist will go through the charts to identify any errors and will categorize them according to the type of error they represent.…

Principal Investigator: Dr Philip Richardson
Amount Awarded: $88,064.74


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