Best Practices Checklist for Preventing Infusion Errors: Expert Review

Best Practices Checklist for Preventing Infusion Errors: Expert Review

Identification: MSNJ2202
Issue: January-February 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 1
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 02/29/2024
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss how safety activities could be structured to prevent infusion-associated medication errors.

Contact hours available until 2/29/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Best Practices Checklist for Preventing Infusion Errors: Expert Review

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Yemisrach Getachew
3/9/22 10:19 am

Reading this article reinforced the need for using checklist for preventing infusion errors. Using medication scanners and IV pumps with safeguards are two of the most valuable tools we could use to prevent infusion errors. Looking at the study and all the data is a good reminder of using best possible practices to keep our patients safe.

Cecilia Nguyen
6/4/22 5:29 pm

very important information

Moira Howell
7/4/22 8:08 pm

This research is definitely supported by practice. The use of labeling lines and using medication libraries on infusion pumps has decreased errors. Continuing to look for reoccurring errors and instituting safety measures with medication administration will further keep patient's safe.

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 12:37 pm

we have many safe guards in place, but ultimately the nurse still needs program correctly and open the clamp. good article

Saundra Bosfield
12/9/22 9:03 pm

Medication errors continues to be a problem in nursing. The article made me aware of the work others are doing to prevent medication and infusion errors. 12/09/2022

Danielle Joslin
3/15/23 11:17 pm

we have many safeguards in place through our eMAR. Good read.