Patient Safety Presentation

Factors Contributing to Medication Errors

Julie Boytim, CRNA

Presented September 5th, 2018 at APSF Stoelting Conference 2018


  • How do anesthesia providers define error?
  • Human factors contributing to error.
  • Address the human in the system.
  • Integrating human factors concepts into the system will foster interdisciplinary collaboration and promote sustainable solutions.


Factors Contributing to Medication Errors – [PDF]


Julie Boytim, CRNA

Julie Boytim, CRNA

Dr. Julie Boytim is a Chief CRNA at American Anesthesiology in College Station, TX. She serves as the Chair of Quality & Safety for her anesthesia group and an anesthesia leader in the facilities she practices.

Dr. Boytim completed her DNP fellowships at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. She studied the effects of human factors on perioperative medication practices and completed a systematic review of their effects on the perioperative medication system. She currently serves as a perioperative medication consultant.