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1

Which patients are at most risk of medication errors

• Those undergoing cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery or neurosurgery
• Those with complex conditions
• Those in the ER
• Those looked after by inexperienced doctors
• Older patients

2

Before administering a drug you should always check

Age
Weight
Renal and Hepatic function
Concurrent disease
Lab results
Allergy
Medical/surgical/FH
Pregnancy