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Wahlberg D. Wisconsin State Journal. July 22, 2006:A1.
This article reports on a federal warning issued to a hospital after a medication error led to the death of a 16-year-old girl.
Journal Article > Study
Litigation related to drug errors in anaesthesia: an analysis of claims against the NHS in England 1995-2007.
Cranshaw J, Gupta KJ, Cook TM. Anaesthesia. 2009;64:1317-1323.
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APSF Committee on Technology. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.
Medication errors in anesthesia practice can be result in serious patient harm. This award will recognize organizations that have focused on improving anesthesiology medication delivery through process standardization, information technology use, medication management, and safety culture. The award submission process is now closed.
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Litman RS. J Patient Saf Risk Manag. 2019 Feb 5; [Epub ahead of print].
This commentary explores how gaps in legal and regulatory structure affect anesthesia medication safety. The author advocates for use of a public health law framework to prevent certain types of perioperative medication errors made by anesthesiologists. Policy approaches that require organizations to provide prefilled syringes and barcoding scanners are suggested to avoid vial- and syringe-related mistakes.