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Keywords

concurrent chart review, medication error, medication reporting tool, remedial process, systems approach

 

Authors

  1. Schaubhut, Rose M. RN, MPH
  2. Jones, Cheryl RN, BS

Abstract

An interdisciplinary process for the reduction of medication errors was implemented at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The Medication Administration Review and Safety Committee expanded the error reporting system with a comprehensive concurrent chart review process. Safe administration of medications through a systems approach has led to a reduction of documentation deficiencies, a new follow-up process, and an increase in reported errors.