I take it SSI is abbreviation for Surgical Site Infection. Come on writer you need to make it easy for your readers to understand; re Surgical Site infection (SSI).
@ Anonymous | 27-May-2015 9:54 am
I agree that human errors cannot be completely removed but in response to the different medications in similar packages if it is known by the people who administer it shouldn't some responsibility be expected of them to be extra vigilant, placing those drugs in physically different places, shelves, etc. All the responsibility should not be put on one group of people (manufacturers). I agree that they should try and make different meds as inconspicuous a possible but I come back to my original argument that a degree of balance is required. I work as a medical technician and I also see bad design by manufacturers but I have to mitigate for those where I can. It would be nice if they always took this into consideration but unfortunately they don't.
As with many things I think an element of balance is required. There should be systems in place to ensure that errors are minimised but that should not encourage an environment of false security where we no longer need to be meticulous. Because cars have better brakes than they did how many years ago does not remove the responsibility of safe driving from the driver.