Core processes for dispensing medications have become enormously complex, and the risk of errors and process failures has increased as a result. An error or a process failure can start a chain of events leading to an adverse drug event. Several practices have been shown to improve the overall safety of dispensing processes. Tools such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) can identify potential failures in your own dispensing processes and show you which processes to test first to reduce the risk in your organization.
Changes for Improvement