Pharmacists can make a critical difference in the quality of emergency care. Always unpredictable, often overcrowded with “boarded” patients, and a 24/7 high- stress environment, the Emergency Department can be an area of the hospital most prone to medication errors, many which can result in adverse drug events. Safe and Effective Medication Use in the Emergency Department is an important new work developed to improve medication safety and direct patient care in the Emergency Department.
It is an informative and practical “how-to” guide for pharmacy directors, clinical coordinators, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and administrators seeking to improve medication safety in the emergency department. Help your hospital assure that emergency care pharmacotherapeutic principles are being implemented and the medication needs of your ED patients are being met safely and effectively.