Prevention of medication error

  • Health care professionals must provide adequate patient education about the appropriate use of their medications as part of any error prevention program.
  • To keep patients safe and avoid medication mistakes, it’s important for pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to follow the “five rights” of medication use, which are the right patient, drug, dose, time, and route.
  • With the right information, the patient can take part in their health care and help prevent mistakes