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125 An Audit of Reported Opioid Drug Errors in an Irish Teaching Hospital
  1. R Carson,
  2. P Jacob and
  3. R McQuillan
  1. Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Background

Many types of strong opioid analgesia are available. They vary in potency, formulation and route of administration. General hospital medical and nursing staff may not be familiar with these variables. There is potential for incorrect use and possible patient harm.

Aims

The aims were to:

  • ▶▶ Estimate the frequency of drug errors involving opioids.

  • ▶▶ Determine the commonest and most clinically …

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