Medication Errors: “A Pharmacist’s Tale”

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JDJ Consulting Founder and President John Karwoski discusses a recent near-miss medication error and the actions he took to rectify the situation. He also provides suggestions for ways to prevent medication errors and near-misses in the future. I was working at the hospital last night and caught a “near-miss.” The physician ordered a 4000 unit […]

In My Own Words: A Fatal Medication Error

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In 2006, Eric Cropp, RPh lost his license, career, reputation, and more due to a fatal medication error. In his own words, Eric walks us through the events leading up to the error, the consequences, and what he thinks should be done to prevent similar events. What happened before the error? In February 2006, I […]

Medication Errors: My Near Miss

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RxToolKit Founder Chuck DiTrapano shares his close-call with a medication error, what he learned from the experience, and resources for reporting errors or near-misses. About 6 years ago I was working as the IV pharmacist on second shift and I was presented with a large number of IV’s to check prior to delivery. The IV delivery […]

Eric Cropp’s Story: Courage Under Fire

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In 2006, Eric Cropp, RPh, lost his license, career, reputation, and more due to a fatal medication error. Eric Cropp went to jail; he is a convicted felon. What was Eric Cropp’s crime?…he was human. An error occurred that had tragic consequences to an innocent toddler and her family. It wasn’t that Eric even made the error; […]