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FDA requiring color changes to Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patches to aid safety―emphasizing that accidental exposure to used patches can cause death.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; September 23, 2013.
BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy.
US Food and Drug Administration.
Possible dose-counter errors with the Asmanex Twisthaler.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #61. March 2007.
Partners in safety: implementing a community-based patient safety advisory council.
Leonhardt KK, Bonin D, Pagel P. Wisc Med J. 2006;105;54-59.
The impacts of using community health volunteers to coach medication safety behaviors among rural elders with chronic illnesses.
Wang CJ, Fetzer SJ, Yang YC, Wang JJ. Geriatr Nurs. 2013;34:138-145.
Safety Problems With Your Child's Medical Device?
Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; July 16, 2013.
The Role of the Patient in Improving Patient Safety
Gibson R. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. March 2007.
Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home.
Rockville, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; 2011.
Health literacy—a quality and patient safety imperative.
Foubister V. Quality Matters. November/December 2006.
Prevent medication errors: a New Year's resolution: teaching patients about their medications.
Polzien G. Home Healthc Nurse. 2007;25:59-62.
Prevention of fatal opioid overdose.
Beletsky L, Rich JD, Walley AY. JAMA. 2012;308:1863-1864.
Reducing patient harm from opiates.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 22, 2007;12:1-3.
Q: What scares doctors? A: Being the patient.
Gibbs N, Bower A. Time Magazine. May 1, 2006.
Making Medical Devices Safer at Home.
Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; December 12, 2012.
After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives.
McIver SB, Wyndham R. Toronto, Canada: ECW Press; 2013. ISBN: 9781770411104.
Medication errors in chemotherapy: incidence, types and involvement of patients in prevention. A review of the literature.
Schwappach DLB, Wernli M. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2009;19:285-292.
Patient Education Pages.
Journal of Patient Safety.
Patient reported receipt of medication instructions for warfarin is associated with reduced risk of serious bleeding events.
Metlay JP, Hennessy S, Localio AR, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23:1589-1594.
Speak Up [brochures].
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission.
Diagramming patients' views of root causes of adverse drug events in ambulatory care: an online tool for planning education and research.
Brown M, Frost R, Ko Y, Woosley R. Patient Educ Couns. 2006;62:302-315.
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