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Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
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Whitehead S. Emergency Medical Services. July 2007.
The author, a paramedic, recounts his experience with an intubation error and discusses patient care errors within the broader context of human error, necessary fallibility, and quality assurance.
Challenges ahead in technology training: a report on the training initiative of the Committee on Technology.
Olympio MA, Reinke B, Abramovich A. APSF Newsletter. Fall 2006;21:43-48.
The authors describe the complexity of keeping current on new anesthesia equipment and propose an in-depth process for physician and technician training to ensure safe use in the operating room.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2006;3:1, 5-10.
This article discusses the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) reports of skin tears and provides suggestions to help keep patients safe from this common injury.
Sentinel Event Alert. April 3, 2006;(36):1-3.
This alert summarizes types of tubing misconnections reported to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and recommends 10 strategies to prevent their occurrence.
Stein R. The Washington Post. January 18, 2006:A03.
This article reports on an analysis of data collected by United States Pharmacopeia's voluntary reporting program that found medication errors are seven times more likely to occur during radiological procedures.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 12, 2006;11:1-2.
This article describes problems involving the keys on infusion pumps and includes recommendations to help prevent errors when programming infusion pumps.
Meisel Z. Slate. November 8, 2005.
In this article, an emergency medicine physician describes the work environment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics and why it is prone to error.
Mitka M. JAMA. 2005;294:2145, 2148.
This news story from JAMA summarizes a teleconference on magnetic resonance imaging safety and shares some of the improvement strategies suggested by experts.
McNeil DG Jr. New York Times. August 19, 2005;National Desk section:1.
This front page article in The New York Times reviews flying object incidents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. A number of dramatic cases are described (including several that were fatal), as are some of the challenges, both technological and procedural, in preventing this safety hazard.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2005;2:19-21.
This advisory from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System discusses 125 reports of tourniquets being inappropriately left on patients and provides strategies to reduce these occurrences.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 16, 2004;9:1-2.