Keep LASA Mix-Ups Top of Mind
More reports involving look-alike/sound-alike (LASA) meds will put the spotlight on strategies to prevent mix-ups.
Dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine continue to be accidentally selected for one another. And increased use of dexamethasone due to COVID-19 could make this error even more likely.
It often happens when vials are stored alphabetically or when both med names are shown on computer screens.