Not the Time for Aspirin
A 97-year-old was admitted to the hospital due to blood in her vomit and stools—signs of acute gastrointestinal tract bleeding. During her stay, the physician accidentally prescribed a painkilling tablet that combined Aspirin and Codeine. Thankfully, MedAware caught the mistake and alerted the care team prior to administering.
Aspirin is contraindicated during an active bleed, as it prevents blood clotting. If given, the patient’s condition could have become life threatening.