TABLE 4

Errors Corrected

ErrorExample
Unsafe/suboptimal dosingIncorrect route for epinephrine: intravenous (should be intramuscular)
Unapproved nonformulary medications
Unapproved routes for medication
Incorrect dosingPerioperative antibiotics not sufficiently frequent
Dosing not correct for target age range of order set
Dosing inconsistent with formulary
Incorrect dosing durationHigh-risk medications continually available through entire hospitalization
Incorrect dosing timeAntibiotic orders for “standard times” of administration when antibiotics should start immediately
Incorrect laboratory ordersTransplant-related laboratory studies should be every other day, not Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Build errorsDuplicate orders
Use of incorrect orders for nursing communications