Medication errors are known to be a preventable threat to patient safety. The 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) World Patient Safety Day Global virtual event was dedicated to “Medication Without Harm” to increase awareness of these incidents.
This presentation will highlight best practices regarding medication safety. There will be a focus on feedback and constraint mechanisms in the medication administration process, on issues involving the labeling of syringes and vials in the perioperative environment, and on the use of smart pumps. Participants will be able to Identify ten medications that have been labeled as high alert or have been known to have produced a significant number of adverse events and understand the importance of standardizing drug concentrations.