avoiding mishaps with tablets and capsules that should NOT be swallowed

Another administration error will put more emphasis on avoiding mishaps with tablets and capsules that should NOT be swallowed.

Inhaled capsules (Foradil, Arcapta, etc) are designed to be placed in an inhaler device before use.

In the latest case, a patient swallowed Spiriva (tiotropium) caps instead of putting them in the HandiHaler device for inhalation. This is a problem because the med won't work if the caps are swallowed.

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