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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Strategies to reduce patient harm from infusion-associated medication errors: a scoping review.

Wolf ZR. Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. 2018;36:58-65.

Administration errors involving infusion medications can be harmful. This review highlights strategies to improve infusion safety such as standardization, use of smart pump systems, and cognitive aids. The author summarizes elements of infusion practices that create opportunities for error, including lack of staff knowledge and patient complexity.