Medication errors are common. The first six months of being a nurse you begin to memorize and use both the brand and generic med names interchangeably. You learn dilaudid is stronger than morphine, the different types of insulins, laxatives, bp and dm meds. Experienced nurses are charged with mentoring new grads and patient education.
Nurses often learn by making mistakes.
Pharmacology requires repetition and exposure to master. Med Pass guides the learner through hundreds of questions allowing students to master pharmacology safely.
A study evaluating intravenous administration found that of 568 administrations, 69.7 percent had at least one clinical error and 25.5% had a serious error .
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