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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.
Lucado J, Paez K, Elixhauser A. HCUP Statistical Brief #109. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2011.
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.
Daley J. Colorado Public Radio. February 23, 2018.
Innovations in the prescribing of opioids in the emergency department are needed to change practice and help address the opioid crisis. This news article reports the results of a 10-hospital pilot program, the Colorado Opioid Safety Collaborative, which used alternative pain control approaches to reduce opioid prescriptions by an average of 36%. The program builds on multidisciplinary teamwork to modify pain management in the emergency department. An Annual Perspective highlighted opioid misuse as a patient safety challenge.