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Safer medicine administration through the use of e-learning

In recent years the burden of risk generated in acute hospitals by inaccurate administration of medicines has come to be increasingly recognised. It can be argued that a watershed occurred in 2001 when a number of key events occurred. The death of a patient due to the inadvertent administration of vincristine via the intrathecal route prompted a range of activities coordinated at national level to improve the safety of patients prescribed intrathecal chemotherapy. In the same year, ...

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