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Tim Vanderveen, PharmD, MS; May 2009
Hospitalized for an elective procedure, a patient is given heparin in an incorrect concentration—off by a factor of 100.
Medmarx Data Report: A Chartbook of Medication Error Findings from the Perioperative Settings from 1998-2005.
Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeia; 2007.
This report shares findings from analysis of more than 11,000 perioperative medication errors reported through Medmarx and includes recommendations to avoid these types of errors.
Journal Article > Study
Effect of a ward-based pharmacy team on preventable adverse drug events in surgical patients (SUREPILL study).
Surgery and Pharmacy in Liaison (SUREPILL) Study Group. Br J Surg. 2015;102:1204-1212.
This controlled study evaluated the effect of a protocolled pharmacist intervention—which included medication reconciliation and regular medication review—on medication errors in elective surgery patients. There was no difference in the incidence of adverse drug events compared to patients receiving usual care.
Journal Article > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
Bickham P, Golembiewski J, Meyer T, Murray CG, Wagner D. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019;76:903-920.
Pharmacists working with surgical teams bring distinct safety context, expertise, and process awareness to perioperative care. These guidelines outline how pharmacists can help reduce medication errors before, during, and after surgery. Perioperative pharmacists can enhance communication, medication histories, and process reliability.