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Errors In IV Medication

IV Medication administration errors occur frequently and are more likely to result in serious harm and death than other types of medication errors.

Direct observational studies in hospitals have produced estimates of administration error rates of around 19–27% of drugs administered to patients. Errors can have negative impacts for both patients and nurses. A small proportion of errors will lead to serious patient outcomes and even minor errors can leave long-lasting effects on the nurses involved.

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