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Zimmerman R. Wall Street Journal. February 6, 2007:A1.
This article reports on a mother's campaign to educate parents about kernicterus and to make bilirubin tests standard for all newborns.
Lin R-G II, Watanabe T. Los Angeles Times. November 22, 2007;A1.
This article reports on a non-fatal medication error that involved several neonates (including the newborn twins of actor Dennis Quaid) receiving a concentration of heparin 1000 times higher than intended. The discussion includes current hospital efforts to prevent medication errors and the growing interest in use of bar coding technology. A similar error captured headlines in 2006 when it caused the deaths of three infants.
"60 Minutes." CBS News Video. March 16, 2008.
This news video features an interview with Dennis and Kimberly Quaid discussing the dangers of medical errors in the context of a near fatal heparin overdose of their twin infants at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Parents sue over babies' heparin overdoses: infants were given too much heparin at Methodist Hospital.
Higgins W. Indianapolis Star. September 13, 2008;News section:A1
Families whose infants died from or were harmed by heparin overdoses are suing the drug manufacturer and the hospital.
The Oprah Winfrey Show. March 10, 2009.
This feature spotlights Dennis Quaid's experience with medical errors and offers tips for patients on protecting their health.
Tremlett G. Guardian.co.uk; July 13, 2009.
This newspaper article reports on a family that experienced two medical errors, resulting in the death of both a mother and her infant.
Luby R. KETV. Omaha, NE. March 31, 2010.
This news piece focuses on a heparin overdose that resulted in the death of a toddler.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
Harasim P. Las Vegas Review-Journal. November 21, 2010;News:1B.
This article discusses how the organizational system of one hospital delayed an investigation into catheter line malfunctions.
Graham J, Dizikes C. Chicago Tribune. June 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports on an order entry error that resulted in a 60-fold overdose and raised concerns about the safety of electronic medication data systems.