The risks of double checking

Armitage, Gerry
May 2009
Nursing Management - UK;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p30
Academic Journal
For many healthcare professionals, particularly nurses, double checking medications is part of the daily routine. However, a study of medication errors and how they are reported (Armitage 2003) reveals that double checking sometimes contributes to medication errors. This article describes how reasons for this can be gleaned: from human error theory, and claims that a solution to the problem may lie in the aviation industry.


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