Title

Medication safety and transfusion errors in the ICU and beyond.

Document Type

Article

Department

Medicine

Abstract

The modern day intensive care unit (ICU) is a place in which patients can receive continuous monitoring of physiologic variables with concentrated patient observation and care. Despite the "intensive care," errors do occur. This article reviews medication and transfusionerrors, including the different types, causes, and possible solutions to prevent these errors from occurring in ICUs and the hospital at large.

Publication

Critical care clinics.