EAHP's SIG for the Investigation of Medication Errors in Intensive Care Units launches survey activity
25 March 2022
The Special Interest Group for the Investigation of Medication Errors in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) is conducting research on medication error prevention strategies in intensive care settings across Europe. Healthcare professionals working in any intensive care setting involved with medicines and medication safety officers are encouraged to take part in the survey launched today.
Patient safety is a priority for healthcare organisations worldwide. Due to the complex nature of the ICU setting, specific strategies for improving medication safety are likely to be particularly important. EAHP's Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Investigation of Medication Errors in ICUs is consequently looking to identify medication error prevention strategies both in use and being planned in ICUs across Europe, in order to develop policy recommendations for medication safety improvement.
The survey has received ethical approval from University College London Research Ethics Committee and all information provided by survey participants will be confidential and the anonymity of participants will be protected throughout the study. Participation is completely voluntary and participants can stop completing the survey at any time. It is also possible to skip questions. It should take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete the survey. Feedback can be shared until the 24th of April 2022 via one of the seven different language versions of the survey (English, Estonian, French, German, Italian, Slovenian and Spanish).
EAHP's SIG looks forward to receiving your input to the survey to identify examples of medication error prevention strategies in use and/or being planned in European ICUs.
For further information contact info[at]eahp[dot]eu | 0032 2 669 2513
1. The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) is a not-for-profit organisation that defends the interests of more than 23.000 European hospital pharmacists from its 35 member organisations. EAHP works to develop knowledge on hospital pharmacy to ease the improvement of care and outcomes for patients in the hospital setting. The Association achieves this through science, practice, research, education, as well as sharing best-practice and responsibility with other healthcare professionals. More information about EAHP is available HERE.
2. Learn more about the SIG for the Investigation of Medication Errors in Intensive Care Units HERE
3. Access the English version of the survey
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Access the German version of the survey
Access the Italian version of the survey
Access the Slovenian version of the survey
Access the Spanish version of the survey