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- Communication Improvement 6
- Culture of Safety 2
- Education and Training 3
- Error Reporting and Analysis 3
- Human Factors Engineering 7
- Legal and Policy Approaches 3
- Logistical Approaches 3
- Quality Improvement Strategies 5
- Specialization of Care 1
- Teamwork 1
- Clinical Information Systems 11
- Alert fatigue 1
- Device-related Complications 2
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 2
- Drug shortages 1
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events 19
- Second victims 1
Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
Sederstrom J. Drug Topics. September 17, 2018.
Medication errors continue to be a worldwide patient safety challenge that requires both systems and individual practice strategies for improvement. This magazine article describes how pharmacists can address failures associated with processing, dosing, care transitions, and information sharing to prevent medication errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 19, 2017;22:1-3.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 15, 2015;20:1-4.
Blum K. Pharmacy Practice News. November 16, 2011.
Exploring the impact of medication errors on clinicians, this article discusses efforts to support second victims affected by medical error.
Edillo PN. Pharm Purch Prod. April 2011;8:26.
This article describes the impact of medication shortages on health systems and discusses how to manage them.
Drug Formulary Review. June 1, 2009.
This news piece discusses how using measurement tools in the pharmacy setting could help reduce medication errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 11, 2008;13:1-3.
This article discusses a medication error associated with a new smart pump system and describes strategies to prevent errors when well-established processes are changed.
US News & World Report. July 3, 2008.
This article discusses the findings of a recent study that reported deficiencies in barcode systems requiring numerous overrides and "workarounds" by nurses.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 17, 2008;13:1-2.
This article reports the results of a survey on use of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) in hospitals and offers recommendations for their safe use.
Barbella M. Drug Topics (Digital Edition). November 19, 2007.
A survey of hospital pharmacists underscores problems inherent in implementing medication reconciliation programs. The article also includes recommended solutions from survey respondents.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 6, 2007;12:1-4.
This article analyzes a lethal error involving TPN (total parenteral nutrition), in which dosing and compounding were based on incorrect order entry, and provides recommendations to prevent similar errors.
Cohen R. Star-Ledger. August 12, 2007;Business section:1.
This article describes how electronic prescribing can help reduce miscommunication and improve safety, although its universal adoption faces numerous barriers.
Gebhart F. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). July 23, 2007.
This article describes how robust drug libraries developed for programmable smart pumps can help reduce medication errors associated with traditional infusion methods.
Levy S. Drug Topics. July 9, 2007.
This article reports on ways in which chain pharmacies are improving the reliability of medication dispensing, such as better training for pharmacy employees and use of technology.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. May 2007;4(suppl 2):1-8.
This article shares findings from a workgroup that assessed the efficacy of pharmacy computer systems in detecting unsafe medication orders. The 30 Pennsylvania hospitals that participated in the workgroup found that their systems were not catching all unsafe orders.
Health Manage Techol. April 2007;28:30-32, 34.
This article describes a health system's implementation of bar coding technology to support safe medication administration.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 8, 2007;12:1-2.
This article discusses the problems associated with bypassing computer alerts and provides recommendations to improve alert systems.
Manic for medication safety: bar codes and drug information databases are helping to reduce medication errors.
Rogoski RR. Health Manage Technol. February 2007;28:14, 16-18.
This article discusses how various technologies have been used in the field to help prevent medication errors.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
Dowhower Karpa K. Drug Topics [serial online]. April 17, 2006.
This article discusses the drawbacks and value of computerized drug-interaction alerts and how customizability could make drug-interaction software more useful.