Hospital: Pharmacy error led to patient death

An Oregon hospital says last week’s death of a patient who was given the wrong medication occurred because of the error of a hospital pharmacy worker who inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug.

The mistake was one of several revealed Monday by the St. Charles Health System that led to the death of 65-year-old Loretta Macpherson at its hospital in Bend.

Officials say Macpherson was given a paralyzing agent typically used during surgeries instead of an anti-seizure medication.

Hospital officials say the pharmacy received the correct drug, and the IV bag was correctly labeled. But it says a pharmacy worker inadvertently filled the bag with the wrong drug.

When a nurse checked on Macpherson, she had suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage.

Source Article from http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/12/08/oregon-hospital-says-pharmacy-worker-error-led-to-patient-getting-wrong/
Hospital: Pharmacy error led to patient death
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/12/08/oregon-hospital-says-pharmacy-worker-error-led-to-patient-getting-wrong/
http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/rss?p=pharmacy
pharmacy – Yahoo News Search Results
pharmacy – Yahoo News Search Results





コメントを残す

メールアドレスが公開されることはありません。 * が付いている欄は必須項目です

次のHTML タグと属性が使えます: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>