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Establishing a multidisciplinary taskforce to improve anticoagulation safety at a large health system.

Attia E, Fuentes A, Vassallo M, et al. Establishing a multidisciplinary taskforce to improve anticoagulation safety at a large health system. Am J Health Syst Pharm. Epub 2021 Nov 2. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab411

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December 12, 2021
Attia E, Fuentes A, Vassallo M, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2022;79(4):297-305.

Anti-coagulants are classified as high-risk medications due to their potential to cause serious patient harm if not administered correctly. This hospital created a multidisciplinary anticoagulant safety taskforce to reduce errors and improve patient safety. The article describes the implementation process, including the use of the 2017 Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Self-Assessment for Antithrombotic Therapy tool.

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Attia E, Fuentes A, Vassallo M, et al. Establishing a multidisciplinary taskforce to improve anticoagulation safety at a large health system. Am J Health Syst Pharm. Epub 2021 Nov 2. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab411