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Publication Type: Patient Safety Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
Country: South Korea

This alert describes a medication incident involving a patient following a change in the medication regimen during an outpatient clinic visit prior to a scheduled surgery for an artificial joint replacement. Recommendations are provided to prevent recurrence when temporarily discontinuing an antithrombotic agent for more than a necessary period for patients with antithrombotic agent adaptation.

Errors in administering antithrombotic agents in the period of pre and post surgery/procedure