Prescribing Errors and Polypharmacy Sample


This presentation examines common prescribing errors and polypharmacy. Common reasons for prescribing mistakes are evaluated, along with the roles of the nurse, prescriber, and pharmaceutical company. Considering the array of comorbidities in today’s patient population, multiple safety concerns are explored in the talk on polypharmacy. Prescribing tips and error prevention strategies for nurse practitioners are offered as well.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Evaluating prescribing mistakes and the roles of nurse, prescriber and pharmaceutical company.

  • Safety concerns in regard to comorbidities in today’s patient population

  • Strategies for prescribing error prevention


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