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Briefing Document on Sound Alike Look Alike Drugs (SALADs)

Can you read the following sentence?

"it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale" Surprisingly, many people can. This may explain why the following similar-sounding drugname pairs were frequently involved in errors / near misses in a recent survey of Irish hospitals.

IMSN Briefing Document on Sound Alike Look Alike Drugs (SALADs)

Briefing on the administration of Vinca Alkaloids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published guidance in relation to administration of vinca alkaloids via intravenous minibag infusion to avoid accidental death

Our previous guidance document on this subject, produced in 2008 and revised in 2010 has now been withdrawn.

We refer you to the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) Guidance on the Safe Use of Neurotoxic drugs (including Vinca Alkaloids) in the Treatment of Cancer (November 2015)