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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. September 10, 2020;25(18)

This alert discusses medication errors that have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration involving the preparation, administration, and storage of two formulations of the investigational COVID-19 treatment remdesivir. Recommendations to guide safe practice include use of standard order sets and dosing clarifications.
Quick Safety. October 29, 2019;(51):1-3.
The reduction of postpartum hemorrhage and the overall improvement of maternal safety is a patient safety goal in the United States. This article discusses the importance of standard practice bundles as a strategy to reduce its occurrence. Recommended practices are included that center on readiness, recognition, response, and reporting/systems learning.
Frakt A. New York Times. August 26, 2019.
The slow adoption of improvement innovations is a persistent challenge to high-quality and safe patient care. This newspaper article raises concerns about how common treatments are recommended despite insufficient evidence regarding their effectiveness and provides examples of how this problem can result in harm, such as the previous physician belief that opioids were not addictive. Reassessment of science can improve safety and reduce the unintended consequences of ineffective treatments.