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Decerbo M. Pharmacy Practice News. September 13, 2018.
Parenteral nutrition errors can result in patient malnutrition and harm. Reporting on how insufficient understanding of malnutrition contributes to its presence in health care, this news article suggests that both general guidelines and tailored approaches to nutrition are necessary to keep hospitalized patients safe. Improvements in addressing the complicated needs of patients who are older or have cancer illustrate progress made toward the effective delivery of nutrition.
Wallace SC. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2015;12:62-70.
This article analyzed data on dietary errors submitted to a state reporting program and found that more than 60% of patients received trays containing food items to which they were allergic. Recommendations to prevent such errors include standardizing practices and using whiteboards as communication tools.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. September 18, 2014.
This news article explores the validity of recent reports by an interdisciplinary consortium that one in three hospitalized patients is malnourished and suggests further research is required to understand this potential patient safety problem.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin. July 31, 2011;11:1-2.
This announcement reports on mistaken intravenous administration of breast milk and provides recommendations to prevent parenteral administration of enteral nutrition.