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- Communication between Providers 6
- Culture of Safety 5
- Education and Training 7
- Error Reporting and Analysis 7
- Human Factors Engineering 13
- Legal and Policy Approaches 1
- Logistical Approaches 3
- Quality Improvement Strategies 13
- Specialization of Care
- Teamwork 4
- Clinical Information Systems 4
- Device-related Complications 2
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 3
- Drug shortages 1
- Medical Complications 10
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events 13
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 2
- Psychological and Social Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 2
- Internal Medicine 12
- Surgery 2
- Nursing 2
- Pharmacy 13
- Family Members and Caregivers 1
- Health Care Executives and Administrators 30
Health Care Providers
- Nurses 3
- Non-Health Care Professionals 8
- Patients 17
Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
- Newspaper/Magazine Article
- Specialization of Care
Gawande A. New Yorker. October 3, 2011.
This magazine article explores the role of coaches in helping high-performing professionals, such as musicians and athletes, improve their performance. By submitting to observation in the operating room, the author—a surgeon—examines how coaching might enhance physicians' skills.
Collins TR. The Hospitalist. July 2011.
This article discusses how drug shortages in hospitals can endanger care and suggests that hospitalists communicate with pharmacists to improve patient safety.
ED Manag. 2011;23:78-80.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 7, 2011:E7.
This newspaper article discusses how nocturnists—physicians who work overnight in the hospital—may improve patient safety.
Huff C. Trustee. 2011 May;64:13-16, 1.
This piece discusses rapid response teams and the differing opinions among health care providers regarding their effectiveness in improving patient safety.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2011;8:1-7.
This piece reports on the prevalence of medication errors in the emergency department and suggests expanding pharmacy involvement as a strategy to reduce risks.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. February 13–14, 2011.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 9, 2011;16:1-3.
This piece discusses medication errors during emergency resuscitations and outlines risk-reduction strategies.
Dao J, Carey B, Frosch D. New York Times. February 13, 2011;A1.
This newspaper article reports on the risks of polypharmacy in veterans and discusses the need to improve monitoring to prevent fatal medication errors.
Clapper C, Crea K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2010;7:30-35.
This article describes how one health care system used a multi-event analysis process to identify medication errors, implement system-level improvements, and reduce adverse events.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 8, 2010;15:1-3.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 14, 2010;15:1-4.
This newsletter article details findings of an ISMP survey on how the economy is affecting patient safety efforts in United States hospitals. Many respondents reported that medication safety initiatives have been scaled back since the economic downturn.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 1, 2009:D2.
This column explains that some hospitals now afford patients and families the right to summon an immediate clinical response to a patient's worsening condition.
Runy LA. Hosp Health Netw. 2009 May;83:8 p following 32, 2.
This condensed discussion shares information on safety issues that affect care for children.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 12, 2009;14:1-3.
This article provides screening, dosing, and monitoring recommendations for using basal opioid infusions and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients at risk for developing respiratory depression.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2009;6:16-19.
This article discusses strategies to ensure safe transitions for patients between hospital departments. These strategies include transport team development, use of standardized communication tools, and educational programming for unlicensed health care personnel.
Daner WE, Gosselin RC, Raschke R, Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthcare. January/February 2009;6:20-25.
This article explains safety challenges commonly associated with heparin, a high-alert medication, and outlines how hospitals and clinicians can prevent these errors.
Scott A. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). November 10, 2008.
This article discusses hospital efforts to respond to the Joint Commission sentinel event alert regarding anticoagulants and highlights improvement strategies.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 28, 2008;13:1-3.
This article describes dosing errors associated with improper concentration programming of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps and provides recommendations for preventing future errors.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2008:D1.
This article reports how hospitals are aiming to boost the safety of care delivered on nights and weekends by employing "nocturnists" (a hospitalist subspecialty)—physicians who work only the night shift.