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Design of hospital errors and omissions activities that include patient-specific medication related problems.
Cooper JB, Bradley CL. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2019;11:66-75.
This report describes a clinical skills course for student pharmacists. Researchers created vignettes relating to inpatient medication dispensing and asked the students to identify errors of omission and commission. The authors conclude that this exercise accomplished the goal of fostering patient safety in pharmacy practice.
Journal Article > Commentary
Start using a checklist, PRONTO: recommendation for a standard review process for chemotherapy orders.
Crandell BC, Bates JS, Grgic T. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2018;24:609-616.
Chemotherapy orders contain many steps that pose opportunities for prescribing errors. This commentary describes a six-step checklist designed to improve the reliability of the chemotherapy order review that was used by oncology pharmacists. The authors see future applications of the checklist as a cross-training and educational cognitive aid for practitioners and students.