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Pharmacy World & Science

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 522–524 | Cite as

Prevention of wrong route errors in a pediatric hemato-oncology ward

  • Tiene BautersEmail author
  • Johan De Porre
  • Nicky Janssens
  • Véronique Van de Velde
  • Joris Verlooy
  • Catherine Dhooge
  • Hugo Robays
Commentary

Abstract

Three consecutive wrong route administration errors are described in detail and the ease by which enteral preparations can be given by the wrong route is discussed. By introducing the use of purple oral liquid dispensers in our pediatric department, we hope to prevent and reduce the risk of similar medications errors in the future and to improve patients safety.

Keywords

Medication error Pediatric oncology Safety Wrong route error Clinical pharmacy 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiene Bauters
    • 1
    Email author
  • Johan De Porre
    • 2
  • Nicky Janssens
    • 1
  • Véronique Van de Velde
    • 2
  • Joris Verlooy
    • 2
  • Catherine Dhooge
    • 2
  • Hugo Robays
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmacy DepartmentGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Hemato-OncologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium

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