The medication-use process is highly complex with many steps and risk points for error, and those errors are a key target for improving safety. This Library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on medication and drug errors. Included resources explore understanding harms from preventable medication use, medication safety improvement strategies, and resources for design.
A 6-week-old infant underwent a craniotomy and excision of abnormal brain tissue for treatment of hemimegalencephaly and epilepsy.
Zipp R. Medical Tech Dive. October 18, 2021.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; October 12, 2021.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; August 20, 2021.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. July 29, 2021;26(15);1-5.
James Augustine, MD, is the National Director of Prehospital Strategy at US Acute Care Solutions where he provides service as a Fire EMS Medical Director. We spoke with him about threats and concerns for patient safety for EMS when responding to a 911 call.
This piece discusses EMS patient safety concerns in the field and discusses operational concerns, clinical concerns, and safety of personnel.
Patel J, Otto E, Taylor JS, et al. Dermatol Online J. 2021;27(3).