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Nurses should not always be blamed for medication administration errors in pediatric inpatient care

  • Ling-ling Zhu
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    VIP Ward, Division of Nursing, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China
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  • Quan Zhou
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Pharmacy, the 2nd Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China.
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    Department of Pharmacy, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China
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      We read with great interest the study which shows that medication errors are multifaceted that require a bundle intervention approach to address the complexities and dynamics relevant to the local context (
      • Marufu T.C.
      • Bower R.
      • Hendron E.
      • Manning J.C.
      Nursing interventions to reduce medication errors in paediatrics and neonates: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
      ). We especially appreciate the viewpoint that it is imperative that causes of errors need to be identified prior to implementation of appropriate interventions. We are from a Joint Commission International-accredited academic medical center hospital with 4000 beds in China, we would like to share our perspectives on pediatric nursing in the following paragraphs.
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