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MEDICATION ERRORS AMONG THE ANESTHETIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND THE ROLE OF DRUG DOSAGE CALCULATOR APPLICATIONS IN THEIR PREVENTION

*Mayang Indah Lestari, SpAn, KIC orcid scopus  -  Faculty of Medicine, Sriwijaya University/ RSUP Dr. Mohammad Hoesin, Palembang, Indonesia

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This article is an exploration of the utilization of drug dosage calculators in the field of anesthesiology setting. As a part of predicaments in patient safety, a medication error is one of the most expensive problems in the treatment process faced by healthcare institutions. This article firstly debriefs the definition of medication error and its general classification based on the treatment process. Wrong dose calculation has become one of the most frequent medication errors, especially among anesthesiology-care providers. This article then concisely defines the side effects of commonly-used anesthesia drugs in critical and perioperative care. This article examines medication errors prevalence among anesthesiologists and investigates the line between several risk factors and wrong dosage calculation. Finally, this article concludes with the elucidation of current trends of drug dosage calculators and several studies that aim to validate and prove the efficacy of those applications.

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MEDICATION ERRORS AMONG THE ANESTHETIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND THE ROLE OF DRUG DOSAGE CALCULATOR APPLICATIONS IN THEIR PREVENTION
Subject anesthetics, calculator application, drug dosage, medication error, patient safety
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