A nurse explained to a patient that NSAIDs — both over-the-counter and prescription — are widely acknowledged to be effective for pain relief when used as directed. But she also counseled her patient that NSAIDs can cause adverse events, especially when they’re not used appropriately.
In a case out of California, a male presented at a hospital with abdominal pain and dies a few days after surgery — a medication error figures into case.
Healthcare professionals can impact patient safety by attending the webinar “Eagle Eye: Exercises in Reducing Medication Errors” from 1-2 p.m. ET Oct. 20.