Medication Without Harm

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Published: 04 March 2019

Be a part of the World Health Organisation’s Safety Challenge, ‘Medication Without Harm’.

Errors occur most frequently during administration, however, there are risks at many different stages of the medication process. Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of avoidable harm in healthcare systems across the world.

Medication errors occur because of weak medication systems and/or human factors, such as:

  • Fatigue;
  • Poor environmental conditions;
  • Staff shortages;
  • Incorrect transcribing;
  • Incorrect dispensing;
  • Poor administration; and,
  • Poor monitoring practices.

Any of these factors can result in severe harm, disability, and even death.

The goal of the challenge is to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over 5 years, globally.

How are YOU going to contribute to reducing this avoidable harm in your practice?

Join others at the popular Medication Safety Seminar this May in Brisbane, as we walk through the many aspects of practice to discover where we can make a difference here and now for our patients.

Register NOW.

 


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