Clark C. MedPage Today. June 2, 2022
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. June 2, 2022;27(11):1-4.
This WebM&M describes two incidences of the incorrect patient being transported from the Emergency Department (ED) to other parts of the hospital for tests or procedures. In one case, the wrong patient was identified before undergoing an unnecessary procedure; in the second case, the wrong patient received an unnecessary chest x-ray. The commentary highlights the consequences of patient transport errors and strategies to enhance the safety of patient transport and prevent transport-related errors.
Kelman B. Kaiser Health News. April 29, 2022.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices and the Just Culture Company. May 6, 2022.
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Sept 19, 26, 30, 2022.
Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; April 5, 2022.
ECRI. Plymouth Meeting, PA. March 2022.
Checklists are used in many clinical settings to improve patient safety. This pediatric intensive care unit updated a static checklist, eSIMPLE, to a dynamic, decision-support enhanced checklist, eSIMPLER.