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MCHD Paramedic Podcast

Episode 142 - Reducing Medication Errors

MCHD Paramedic Podcast
MCHD Paramedic Podcast
Across the world of health care, everyone is wrestling with how to reduce medication errors. With the decision in the Vanderbilt case, there is now the added fear of potential prosecution for giving an incorrect medication. Join the podcast crew as they try to better define the various types of medication errors while looking at what the literature says about medication errors in EMS.

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