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Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections: Lessons for Patient Safety, November 2008
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Saint's research has focused on reducing health care–associated infections, with a particular focus on preventing catheter-related urinary tract infections (UTIs). We asked him to speak with us about how research on UTI prevention provides broader lessons for patient safety.
Journal Article > Study
Evaluation of the implementation of the alert issued by the UK National Patient Safety Agency on the storage and handling of potassium chloride concentrate solution.
Lankshear AJ, Sheldon TA, Lowson KV, Watt IS, Wright J. Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14:196-201.
The authors assessed the effectiveness of an alert designed to limit the availability of concentrated potassium chloride. They found a high rate of compliance with suggested changes and conclude that the alert was effective.