[The pattern of medication errors in connection with intravenous administration at an intensive care unit]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2000 May 29;162(22):3189-92.
[Article in Danish]


In a static study, medication errors in intravenous administration were registered in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit. The most frequent type of errors included administration of incorrect doses, but also administration of diluted drugs over an excessive time period, use of previously opened ampoules, administration of unauthorized drugs, wrong infusion rates, dissolution of drugs in incorrect media, dissolution of drugs in incorrect volumes of dissolution media and wrong dosage form errors were observed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Denmark
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Medication Errors*