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- Communication between Providers 21
- Culture of Safety 2
- Education and Training 8
- Error Reporting and Analysis 3
- Human Factors Engineering 3
- Logistical Approaches 2
- Quality Improvement Strategies 8
- Specialization of Care 2
- Teamwork 1
- Technologic Approaches 6
- Alert fatigue 1
- Device-related Complications 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 8
- Drug shortages 1
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events 16
Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 28, 2019;24.
Medication warnings inform providers and patients about risks associated with medication use. As with other safety strategies, applying a systems approach to medication warnings can help redirect actions and prevent patient harm. This article describes design, content, and language characteristics of successful medication safety warnings. In addition, specific design and user-centered considerations are included to improve the effectiveness of electronic alerting.
Peeples L. Pharmacy Practice News. October 10, 2018.
Structured handoffs can reduce communication problems that contribute to medical error. This magazine article reports on how I-PASS implementation can help enhance the quality and completeness of handoffs, highlights the need for pharmacists to be more engaged in handoff improvement, and offers insights for enhancing their role in the process. In a past PSNet interview, Dr. Amy Starmer discussed the implementation and findings of the landmark I-PASS study.
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. August 25, 2016;21:1-3.
Reporting the results of a survey on "as directed" instructions for medications and summarizing cases of misunderstandings resulting from the practice, this newsletter article recommends that physicians should provide explicit directions regarding medication administration steps to patients to ensure medications are used safely and pharmacists are able to provide appropriate patient counseling if required.
Lefeber J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. January/February 2014;11:26-28,30-31.
This article reveals the experience of a critical access hospital that used medication reconciliation to expand electronic health record adoption efforts. The author describes challenges hospital leaders faced and makes recommendations for organizations to consider when implementing a medication reconciliation program.
Daly M, Lee B. Formulary. August 8, 2013.
This article examines the value of medication reconciliation as a strategy to improve safety and reveals its potential to save costs.
ISMP Medication Safey Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 7, 2013;18:1-3.
This newsletter article details the characteristics of successful community liaison programs, which facilitate transitions from hospital to home, and describes how such programs can reduce the risk of medication discrepancies.
Murray C, Rycek W, Johnson D, Sifuentes-Tovar F. Pharm Purch Prod. January 2013;10:12.
This magazine article details how one academic medical center used a collaborative approach and implemented policies and procedures to address perioperative drug shortages.
Reduce readmissions with pharmacy programs that focus on transitions from the hospital to the community.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 15, 2012;17:1-3.
This article details how a community liaison pharmacist who works with clinicians in hospitals can help reduce readmissions.
Mulligan M. Drug Topics. July 1, 2009;153:22-24,26.
This article reports on an informal survey and shares anecdotes from community pharmacists about how workload and patient consultation can affect medication safety.
Thompson CA. AJHP News. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66:433-434.
This news article discusses supervisory and procedural issues related to pharmacy technicians' participation in the medication reconciliation process.
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.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 31, 2008;13:1-3.
This article reports the results of an ISMP survey on "tall man lettering," the use of uppercase letters as a means to differentiate drugs with look-alike names, as a strategy for preventing medication errors.
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.
Barbella M. Drug Topics. October 8, 2007;151:18.
This article reports how a failure to perform medication reconciliation during patient transfer led to a mother being separated from her newborn daughter for several months.
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.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 28, 2007;12:1-3.
This article discusses inappropriate prescribing of medication patches for acute pain management and provides strategies for minimizing problems associated with their use.
Mitka M. JAMA. 2007;297:2575-2577.
In this news article, the author discusses the importance of pharmacists and physicians ensuring that non-English speakers understand instructions for taking their medications. A previous WebM&M commentary discusses how to avoid errors due to language barriers.
Brody JE. New York Times. January 2, 2007:F7.
This article discusses some common medication errors that consumers can avoid by asking the right questions and being familiar with prescriptions and the proper directions for taking them.
Foreman J. Los Angeles Times. September 4, 2006:F3.
This article describes what patients can do to minimize opportunities for medication error.