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Prescribing/medication errors

Double spaced Medicines are used to treat infectious diseases, manage symptoms of chronic diseases, and help relieve pain and suffering. Medicines are generally safe when used as prescribed or as their labeling describes. There are, however, risks in taking any medicine. Each year in the United States, adverse drug events result in over 700,000 visits to hospital emergency departments. Many adverse drug events are preventable. As a healthcare professional (or future health care professional) you are in a unique position to potentially prevent these errors. In a minimum 1 page journal entry, explore 3 ways in which you plan to minimize prescribing/medication errors in your clinical practice.