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Office of the Inspector General. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; September 2008. Report No. OEI-02-08-00140.
This report summarizes 2007 data on quality and safety issues in Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes and finds that 17% of the organizations were cited for care deficiencies that could result in harm to residents.
Journal Article > Study
Frequency and severity of harm of medication errors related to the parenteral nutrition process in a large university teaching hospital.
Sacks GS, Rough S, Kudsk KA. Pharmacotherapy. 2009;29:966-974.
Approximately 1 in 60 prescriptions for parenteral nutrition resulted in a medication error, most of which occurred at the preparation or administration stages.
Journal Article > Commentary
Standardized competencies for parenteral nutrition prescribing: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Model.
Guenter P, Boullata JI, Ayers P, et al; Parenteral Nutrition Safety Task Force, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Nutr Clin Pract. 2015;30:570-576.
Parenteral nutrition has the potential to result in patient harm if administered or prepared incorrectly. This commentary builds on a set of overarching recommendations to define competencies that enable the safe prescribing and delivery of parenteral nutrition. The model is designed to help organizations apply the suggestions in their particular care environments.