Patient Safety

Preventing Medication Errors

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. In this clinical education podcast, Steven Meisel, PharmMD, who is a patient safety expert at the IHI Institute for Health Care Improvement and the Director of Medication Safety at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, discusses steps that hospitals can take to make sure that patients are safe when taking or being administered medications that they have been prescribed, and the vital role that hospital pharmacists can play in reducing medical errors.