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Resource ID: #17311
Subject: Medical Reporting
Source: Democrat (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Date: May 6, 12, 25 and 28, 2000



"This project questions the standard conclusion that a great deal of blame falls on nursing errors - especially medication errors. In many cases, it's not the people. It's the machine. The Tallahassee Democrat shows that one of the most common hospital bedside devices - the drug pump - is so prone to human error that it invites mistake. What's worse, when misprogrammed, the pump defaults to a setting that, when used with morphine, is instantly lethal."

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