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An overview of intravenous-related medication administration errors as reported to MEDMARX(R), a national medication error-reporting program.
Hicks RW, Becker SC. J Infus Nurs. 2006;29:20-27.
The authors analyzed 5 years' worth of Medmarx data and found three trends in intravenous drug administration that predisposed patients to harm: product shortages, calculation errors, and tubing interconnectivity.
Gulliver D. Sarasota Herald Tribune. November 7, 2006:BS1.
This article reports on the death of a restrained patient and outlines the factors affecting the subsequent reporting of the event.
Preventable tragedies: superbugs and how ineffective monitoring of medical device safety fails patients.
US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. January 13, 2016.
Insufficient sterilization of duodenoscopes and other medical equipment has been linked to health care–associated infection outbreaks. This report summarizes findings from a government investigation into existing methods for monitoring and reporting device problems and provides recommendations for Congress, hospitals, and the Food and Drug Administration to augment identification and prevention of safety issues associated with medical devices.