Innovative consultants check for medication errors

Every year 1.5 million people become sick or are severely injured by medication mistakes and 100,000 of them die. All of these deaths are preventable but if you are caring for an elderly parent or relative, how do you protect them? One way is to contact the RN Care Managers at Innovative Healthcare Consultants for advice and an assessment of your loved ones needs.

According to the national Medication Error Reporting Program, similar drug names accounts for up to 25 percent of the errors. Adderall, a stimulant used for ADHD, could be confused with Inderal (a beta-blocker used for high blood pressure), and Paxil, an antidepressant versus Taxol, a cancer drug and the similar-sounding Plavix (an anti-clotting medication).
The error can happen in many different ways. Was the doctor’s handwriting illegible, did the name go into the pharmacy computer incorrectly, or did the swap occur when the wrong drug was pulled from the shelf? The nurses at Innovative check each medication against doctor’s notes, hospital and skilled nursing facilities to ensure that medication errors do not occur.

Call Innovative Healthcare Consultants toll free at (877) 731-1442 or visit www.innovativehc.com for more information.

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