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Quick Safety. July 15, 2019;(50):1-4.
This newsletter article discusses nurse burnout and how to reduce conditions that contribute to the problem. Recommendations focus on the role of leadership in fostering resilience, organizational strategies to enhance nurse empowerment, and frontline learning and regular measurement of staff perceptions of their well-being at work.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 1, 2018;23:1-5. November 15, 2018;23:1-5.
Errors in the administration of intravenous medications can result in patient harm. This set of articles discusses the results of a nationwide IV push medication survey. The first article reviews unsafe practices in care delivery as defined by inpatient clinicians. The second article recommends ways to improve practice such as assessment of current practices, use of prefilled syringes, and heightened attention to effective labeling.
Rau J. Washington Post. April 29, 2016.
Transitions in care between inpatient and outpatient settings are an increasing concern for patient safety. Reporting on a fatal medication error that was missed by a patient's pharmacist and home health nurses, this newspaper article discusses various risks associated with hospital-to-home transitions such as insufficient case management and communication.
Yu A. Health Shots. National Public Radio. April 15, 2016.
Many health care professionals exhibit symptoms of burnout, which may impair their ability to maintain safe practices and detect potential errors. This news article explores organizational factors that contribute to nurse burnout, including low staffing and increased workloads due to electronic health record implementation.
Karch AM. Am Nurs Today. September 2015;10:18-22.
The complexity of care delivery can hinder the role of nurses in preventing medication errors. This commentary advocates for updating the five rights to consider the patient's role in their medication therapy and to incorporate patient and family education into the process to improve medication safety.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. June 2015;18:48-50.
Ungar L. USA Today. February 1, 2015.
Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2014;11:38-40,42-45.
Spotlighting the growing concern around alarm fatigue, this magazine article provides an overview of efforts to augment alarm management and offers recommendations for hospitals working to reduce unnecessary alarms, including eliciting insights from nursing staff about areas for improvement and performing direct observations in patient care settings to monitor frequency of alarms.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 27, 2014;19:1-4.
Summarizing results from a Canadian study to determine factors associated with fatal medication errors in the home, this newsletter article describes how patients and nonprofessional caregivers lacked understanding about their medication, such as potential adverse effects and signs of toxicity, which increased risk of harm.
Jones R. WXYZ. November 13, 2013.
This news piece reports on risks associated with medication delivery in nursing homes and reveals several incidents that resulted in significant patient harm.
Results of ISMP survey on high-alert medications: differences between nursing, pharmacy, and risk/quality/safety perspectives.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 9, 2012;17:1-4.
This newsletter article reports results of a survey that identified areas to focus on in revising the ISMP list of high-risk medications.
Nursing Times. April 1, 2011.
This news article discusses medication safety risks for hospitalized diabetes patients.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 18, 2007;12:1-2.
Reporting on survey results that identified common errors that student nurses make, this article offers recommendations for both educators and students.