OET Listening Bits 18

OET Listening Bits 18

You listen to the head nurse of a hospital ward talking to the staff about medication safety.

She says that one of the factors that can contribute to medication errors is

A using outdated or expired drugs.

B misreading or misinterpreting prescriptions.

C giving drugs without checking the patient’s identity.


B. Misreading or misinterpreting prescriptions

It is one of the factors that can contribute to medication errors, according to the head nurse. She mentions that illegible handwriting, unclear abbreviations, and sound-alike drug names are some examples of this factor. She also says that they have implemented some new protocols and procedures to prevent and reduce these errors, such as using barcode scanners, electronic prescribing systems, and double-checking methods.



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