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10 Common Medication Errors

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices released a list of some of the most common medication errors that health care practitioners should look out for in 2020.

Here are the 10 medical errors, as listed by ISMP:

  1. Selecting the wrong drug after entering the first few letters of its name.

  2. Prescribing daily, not weekly, oral methotrexate for nononcologic conditions.

  3. Errors caused by look-alike drug labels.

  4. Mishearing drug orders from verbal conversations.

  5. Unsafe overrides of automated dispensing cabinets.

  6. Unsafe practices associated with adult IV push medications.

  7. Improperly administering tranexamic acid through intraspinal injection.

  8. Unsafe labeling of prefilled syringes and infusions by 503b compounders.

  9. Unsafe use of syringes for vinca alkaloids.

  10. 1,000-fold overdoses with zinc

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medication error you may be entitled to compensation. Protect your legal rights and call us now for a free consultation at 1-866-764-6060.

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