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Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 12, 2017.
Misdiagnosis has gained recognition as an important patient safety problem. This newspaper article reports on several areas of research and improvement efforts that seek to better understand the roots of diagnostic error and design solutions. Strategies discussed include artificial intelligence, lessons learned initiatives, and data-tracking mechanisms.
Hobson K. Health Shots. National Public Radio. September 8, 2017.
Medication regimen nonadherence can result in patient harm. This news article reports the results of a national poll, which found that a substantial number of patients under the age of 35 do not take their medication as directed. Patients who stopped taking medications without consulting their doctors cited various reasons, including forgetfulness, feeling better, and belief the medication did not work .
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 7, 2017;22:1-4.
Workflow processes for compounded sterile preparation can affect patient safety. Discussing how pharmacies have increasingly implemented workflow management systems to automate compounded sterile solution processes, this newsletter article reviews challenges associated with these systems and recommends strategies to reduce risks.
R3 Report. 2017 Aug 29;11:1-7.
Headley M. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. August 21, 2017.
Health care workers face high levels of stress and production pressures, which can contribute to clinician burnout and diminish the safety of care delivery. This commentary describes stressors that affect the psychological health of clinicians, the importance of establishing an organizational culture that supports clinicians, and proactive ways to build clinician resilience in various stressful circumstances.
Mickle K. Glamour Magazine. August 11, 2017.
Hamilton WL. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. July 31, 2017.
Miscommunication during care transitions can contribute to medical errors. This article discusses how handoff communication tools can help to improve reliability of information transfer associated with anesthesia practice. The authors emphasize the importance of standardizing the process of perioperative data collection.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. July 29, 2017.
Maron DF. Sci Am. July 21, 2017.
Abbasi J. JAMA. 2017;318:506-508.
Boodman SG. Kaiser Health News. July 12, 2017.
Rau J. Kaiser Health News. July 6, 2017.
System failures contribute to recurring problems in health care environments. This news article spotlights how lack of follow-up or action related to inspection reports that have uncovered factors in long-term care facilities that contribute to inadequate care can enable poorly performing nursing homes to remain in operation.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 29, 2017;16:1-5.
Adopting new technologies in health care can have unintended consequences that diminish patient safety. This newsletter article explores the impact of texting in health care, reviews both improvements and problems associated with the practice, and notes limited understanding regarding their occurrence. A past WebM&M commentary discussed problems stemming from an interruption caused by texting.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 15, 2017;22:1-4.
Compounding pharmacies prepare medicines for patients that aren't available as commercial products. Reviewing a case involving a pediatric patient who died after receiving a compounded oral liquid suspension that contained the wrong medication, this newsletter article discusses weaknesses in compounding processes that contributed to the incident. Recommendations for pharmacies to reduce opportunities for error include independent double-checks and designated areas for compounding activities.
Thew J. HealthLeaders Media. June 14, 2017.
Day passes for vulnerable patients of psychiatric hospitals can have dangerous, even fatal consequences.
Woodruff E. Baltimore Sun. June 9, 2017.
Deutsch ES. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2017;14:80-83.
Understanding what is possible in the context of frontline practice is key when designing enhancements to augment care safety. Discussing the difference between work-as-imagined and work-as-done, this commentary highlights the value of combining the two approaches to inform and implement improvements in health care.
Landi H. Healthcare Informatics. June 1, 2017.
The use of copy and paste is a popular time-saving mechanism to update electronic medical documentation, but this practice can introduce risks. This news article reports on various resources that explore problems associated with the copying and pasting in electronic health records, including a recent study that highlighted how this practice can perpetuate incomplete or wrong information into patient records.
Straka M, Gaunt MJ, Grissinger M. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2017;14:55-63.
According to this analysis of more than 1000 reports of errors occurring in community pharmacies, more than half reached the patient. Common error types included wrong drug and wrong dose incidents. Counseling patients on their medications at the point of sale can improve the reliability of outpatient pharmacy practice.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 18, 2017;22:1-4.
Verbal orders are known to increase risk of error in care. This newsletter article summarizes survey results that sought to characterize current verbal order behaviors. Notably, practices to improve the reliability of verbal orders such as read backs were not optimally integrated in medication processes. The article includes recommendations for organizations, individuals, and teams to improve the safety of verbal orders.