Feedback for Implementation of Continuous Quality Assurance for Medication SafetyPharmacist · April 17, 2017
I agree 100%. In the processing of an order, until it is released to the patient or patient's agent (i.e., out of control of the pharmacist/pharmacy) it is not an error. Why? Because what gets to the patient is, in fact, what is ordered by the prescriber.
Taking your comments one step further, in preparing a prescription and doing calculations (where we're taught to triple check our calcs) if you detect a calculation error initially, this should not be a "near miss" or an "error." Checking is part of the dispensing process, designed to ensure that the accurate preparation is dispensed to the patient. I can't recall any such initial calculation issue being the subject of any complaint or disciplinary process at the College.