Medicine Slips Prevention for Patient Safety

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Chih-Wei Lu

Abstract: The medicine deliver effect patient safety and prescription processes are always very important in the hospital. In Taiwan, the numbers of medicine event were 5960 (in 2008) and 9148 (in 2006). The trend of medicine events is increased, so medicine slips prevention is seriously. In this study, we analysis of factors medicine slips then by improving the environment of operating interface to prevent medicine events. Currently, the hospital into the computerized operations situation, deliver medicine correctly is an important part of patient safety, so human-computer interface design such as the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system, with pop-ups, colors warning to remind staff s of hospitals to avoid the use of to allergy medications and repeated medicine, the errors of medicine name input, as well as the error of using wrong dose to reduce events of human error and decrease the medication slips and promote patient safety.

Keywords: Patient safety, medical slip, human error, hospital

DOI: 10.54941/10041

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