Physicians cannot keep all the information in their head today...and hospital pharmacies can use it to correctly tie the medication to the patient record, and double checking your work...remember not too long ago we posted a story about Betty Moore, the wife of one of the founders of Intel receiving a diabetic shot by error, that almost killer her...in other words it can happen to anyone at any time...BD
What should have been a blessed time for actor Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly Buffington, turned into a time of anguish and anxiety, after their newborn twins nearly died from an accidental overdose of a blood-thinning drug.
While not mentioning the Quaids specifically by name, the hospital released a statement that confirmed that three of its patients had received 1,000 times the prescribed Heparin. Instead of 10 units per millimeter, the patients received 10,000 units.
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