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Patient Loses Finger after Medication Error in ER

By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Carrie Tibbles, MD

Related to: Communication, Diagnosis, Documentation, Emergency Medicine, Medication, Nursing, Teamwork Training


Duration: 10:04

This podcast is an episode of Case Studies. You can find other episodes and subscribe using the links to the left.

A medication error in the ER from Harvard closed case files shines a light on fixes that might prevent another mistake: team training, better consultation, and even a “discharge time-out” to verify concerns and follow-up.


February 25, 2013
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