Why do we blame Pharmacist Fatigue when fatal errors are originating from poor design & outdated tools?


As yet another completely avoidable death is being blamed on Pharmacist Fatigue surely it is time we scrapped the idea that human judgement is perfect and handwritten scrawlings on scraps of paper are safe.


We shouldn’t tolerate a situation where Amazon pickers use better tech (to post me books) than Pharmacists use to dispense my lifesaving medications. It’s time we made Pharmacy’s responsible for adopting the tools of our time because there aren’t any Community Pharmacists left who don’t have smartphones (supercomputers in their pockets) capable of providing a machine reading safety stop.

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