Author | Bradley M. Wright, PharmD, BCPS


Medication Errors in Adults-Case #11: Nonadherence With Insulin

May 19, 2014

Remembering the role the patient can play in preventing medication errors is important. Here I focus on potential errors resulting from nonadherence with insulin.

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #10: Nonadherence

April 16, 2014

A greater focus on potential barriers may help prevent errors, increased costs, and poor patient outcomes.

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #9: Traditional Errors

March 18, 2014

No discussion of medication errors should exclude traditional medication-related problems, such as those associated with confused drug names.

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #8: Geriatric Patients

February 19, 2014

Rising medication use and polypharmacy, along with physiological changes in older patients, greatly increase their risk of medication-related problems and adverse events.

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #7: Pregnancy

January 21, 2014

A 34-year-old woman presents for follow-up of her type 2 diabetes mellitus and starts therapy with lisinopril. She thinks she also may be pregnant. What is the problem?

Medication Errors in Adults: Case #6: Insulin

December 17, 2013

Confusion about multiple insulin products; nonadherence to the prescribed regimen; the patient’s injection technique . . . here: a look at why errors occur when insulin is prescribed-and how to prevent them.

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #5: Renal Insufficiency

November 25, 2013

A 72-year-old woman presents to the ED with fatigue, weakness, and palpitations. Her potassium level is 6.1 mEq/L, with a serum creatinine level of 1.9 mg/dL. What is the problem?

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #4: Chemotherapy Drug Interactions

October 25, 2013

This case highlights medication errors that can result from drug interactions noted with the use of tamoxifen or other chemotherapeutic agents.