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    Based on the attached article by Adachi and Lodolce, how is failure mode effect analysis used to improve medication administration safety?

    Article: Use of failure mode and effects analysis in improving the safety of i.v. drug administration by WAYNE ADACHI AND AMY E. LODOLCE

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    https://brainmass.com/health-sciences/topics-in-health-and-wellness/improving-medication-administration-safety-506745

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    The article you attached outlines the failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) as a 6-step process aimed at targeting particular problems in a chosen process. In the article, the authors targeted wrong-dose errors from IV pumps.

    The 6 steps are:

    1) Choose a process for investigation - IV pump medication errors.
    2) Form a multidisiplinary team - the ...

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    This solution helps with a problem regarding improving medication and administration safety.

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