To ensure patient safety a culture of safety is established. there are government and non-government agencies that address Healthcare and patient safety issues such as the FDA. the high alert medication list is also used as well as the tall men lettering for look alike and sound alike drug names. boxed warnings are used on labels in the control indication list as well.
Nurses are also demanded to know the six rights of medication administration; right drug, right dose, right route, right patient, right time, and right documentation. they are also encouraged to use the best practice strategies for the preparation of medications in a designated ” No Interruption area” to allow the nurse to prepare the patient’s medication in a distraction-free environment.