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What’s New this Week | 04/22/15
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Can staff and patient perspectives on hospital safety predict harm-free care? An analysis of staff and patient survey data and routinely collected outcomes. Lawton R, O'Hara JK, Sheard L, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print].
Accuracy of harm scores entered into an event reporting system. Abbasi T, Adornetto-Garcia D, Johnston PA, Segovia JH, Summers B. J Nurs Adm. 2015;45:218-225.
How to make medication error reporting systems work—factors associated with their successful development and implementation. Holmström AR, Laaksonen R, Airaksinen M. Health Policy. 2015 Mar 11; [Epub ahead of print].
Communication of vital signs at emergency department handoff: opportunities for improvement. Venkatesh AK, Curley D, Chang Y, Liu SW. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Mar 21; [Epub ahead of print].
Multicenter development, implementation, and patient safety impacts of a simulation-based module to teach handovers to pediatric residents. Johnson DP, Zimmerman K, Staples B, McGann KA, Frush K, Turner DA. Hosp Pediatr. 2015;5:154-158.
Meet the cancer patient in room 52: his name is Joseph, but call him Joe. Sun LH. Washington Post. April 8, 2015.
Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 8, 2015. PA-15-179 and PA-15-180.
Results of the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey: Computerized Physician Order Entry. Washington, DC: Leapfrog Group; March 2015.
Asking the Right Questions to Improve Patient Experience and Safety. Denver, CO: Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc; 2015.
ASHP guidelines on preventing medication errors with chemotherapy and biotherapy. Goldspiel B, Hoffman JM, Griffith NL, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72:e6-e35.
Expanding the Use of Barcode Medication Administration: Making a Difference in the Emergency Department (ED) and Other Outpatient Settings. Institute for Safe Medication Practices. May 27, 2015; 1:30–3:00 PM (Eastern).

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National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0007.
TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care: Master Training. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Research & Educational Trust. May 14–September 17, 2015.
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