Medication Errors At Hospitals Are Killing Children
Medication errors including prescription mistakes are a growing tragedy at hospitals across the country. Kentucky is not immune to this deadly trend. Some hospitals have introduced strategies to reduce medication errors in some children's hospitals. Some of these steps include updating pharmacy computer systems for medication ordering, processes to remove dangerous drugs from areas of the hospital where they are not needed for children, and increase training of pediatrics doctors and pediatric nurses. Once these measures are taken, the rate of medication errors in hospitals should decrease. Kentucky hospitals should take note that proper training and implementation of safety protocols can decrease medication errors at children's hospitals.