Nurse-led startup stopping deadly medication errors: 4 takeaways

Janeil Enterprises, a nurse-led startup, is committed to protecting hospital patients from fatal medication errors.

Here are four takeaways:

1. Janeen Jones, BSN, RN, founded Janeil Enterprises after a 2014-2015 survey revealed about 90 percent of healthcare professionals experienced difficulty in reading the small print on drug labels. About one-third of those providers noted a medication error or a near-miss error due to this misreading.

2. Janeil Enterprises created the MagniMed line of lighted magnification systems, intended to help providers read small print.

3. The startup offers a pocket-sized product that attaches to medication carts and dispending cabinets.

4. Based on a study in a Cleveland-based level 1 trauma center using the products, 94 percent of the staff reported the MagniMed products protected patients form potentially deadly medication errors.

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