February 7, 2022
Not a Transplant Patient
Upon hospital admission, a cancer surgery patient was mistakenly prescribed Prograf (tacrolimus), an immune suppressant given to transplant patients. It was likely intended for a lung transplant patient admitted at the same time. MedAware identified the inconsistency with the patient’s clinical profile and the order was canceled.
Should the patient have received the medication, his immune system would have been suppressed, which is especially dangerous when recovering from surgery.