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Spring 2021


The suspected cost of medication errors in clinical practice is an annual $1.69 billion dollars. A thorough literature review of a total of 64 studies were reviewed. Common themes that emerged were barcode administration errors greatly reduces medication errors, that electronic records greatly reduced the severity of adverse effects, a lack of communication between medical staff results in more errors in medication administration, and the use of an electronic record reduces workload and stress on the nurses administering the medications. As a result of this literature review, an intervention was developed utilizing the importance of electronic records on reducing medication errors that will be shared with our clinical faculty.