Adverse Drug Events (ADE)

An ADE is an injury to a patient resulting from a medication intervention. Three types of medications are considered "high alert" medications and are the focus of the HIIN work.

  • Anticoagulants causing excessive bleeding
  • Insulin agents causing hypoglycemia
  • Opioids causing accidental overdoses/over-sedation/ respiratory depression

Resources to prevent ADE:

Nonopioid Alternatives: