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Search results for "Audiovisual"
Dembosky A. All Things Considered and KQED. January 23, 2019.
Policy, practice, and communication strategies have been implemented in an effort to stem the opioid crisis and prescribing activities that contribute to misuse. This news article and accompanying webcast discuss an initiative in California that sends letters to prescribers whose patients have died due to opioid overdose. The piece outlines unintended consequences associated with the practice, including clinician reluctance to prescribe opioids for pain. An Annual Perspective discussed the patient safety aspects of the opioid epidemic.
Lantz F. WBUR. August 15, 2017.
Partnerships between physicians and patients can yield important outcomes that support safety improvements. This radio segment reports insights from both the patient and clinician involved in an adverse event and how this incident launched an organization that focuses on support for patients and clinicians that have been affected by medical errors.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Graham LR, Scudder L, Stokowski L. Medscape Multispecialty. October 22, 2015.
Errors in the prescribing process can lead to adverse drug events. This slide set provides information about common problems in prescribing such as selecting the wrong drug in a drop-down menu, formulation mix-ups, alert fatigue, poor quality of data in health information systems, and use of ambiguous abbreviations.
Meyer T. WKYC-TV. May 20, 2015.
Reporting on how production pressures in pharmacies contribute to prescription errors that lead to patient harm, this news video segment features insights from the father of a child who died following a medication error and the pharmacist who lost his license and served a prison sentence due to this incident.
McKinnon C. WBZ-TV. February 13, 2015.
Jaffe I, Renincasa R. Morning Edition. National Public Radio. December 8–9, 2014.
Overprescribing of medications is a common problem in nursing homes. This two-part radio segment reports on the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications as a chemical restraint for patients with dementia. The first part introduces the issue and includes insights from families that have experienced harm due to the practice. The second segment discusses programs that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has put in place to address the problem through a more patient-centered approach to care and suggests strengthening penalties against organizations that overuse antipsychotics.
Pierrotti A. USA Today. August 18, 2014.
Suares W. FOX 25 KOKH-TV. July 30, 2014.
This video news segment reports how incorrect medications can be dispensed from pharmacies, notes a lack of regulation mandating that pharmacy errors are reported, and offers tips for patients to reduce risks.
Silverman L. Morning Edition. National Public Radio. June 9, 2014.
This radio segment discusses the experience of a pediatric medical center that hired pharmacists for its emergency department to review medication orders before the medicine is dispensed and administered in an effort to prevent medication errors.
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.
Glass I, Cole S. This American Life. WBEZ Chicago. September 20, 2013.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. August 20, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on physicians with records of misconduct and how poor oversight for monitoring and discipline allows them to continue practicing medicine.
Wu A, Critser G. Minnesota Public Radio; May 2, 2012.
Towne S. WPRI. November 2, 2011.
This article reports on a software malfunction that caused prescription errors affecting patients discharged from several Rhode Island hospitals.
Haythorn R. ABC News. February 7, 2011.
This video news segment reports on a pharmacy error involving similar patient names. A pregnant woman was mistakenly given a chemotherapy medication instead of an antibiotic.
Audiovisual > Image/Poster
Can teaching medical students to investigate medication errors change their attitudes towards patient safety?
Dudas RA, Bundy DG, Miller MR, Barone M. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:319-325.
Vedder T. Problem Solvers. KOMO 4 News. October 1, 2010.
This news piece discusses medication errors that led to adverse events in a Seattle children's hospital.
Youker M. KPTM.com; May 30, 2010.
This news piece reports on a fatal drug administration error in a child.
Luby R. KETV. Omaha, NE. March 31, 2010.
This news piece focuses on a heparin overdose that resulted in the death of a toddler.