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Journal Article > Review
A literature review of the training offered to qualified prescribers to use electronic prescribing systems: why is it so important?
Brown CL, Reygate K, Slee A, et al. Int J Pharm Pract. 2017;25:195-202.
Insufficient training on electronic health record systems can hinder user satisfaction. This literature review assessed the evidence on training methods, such as simulation scenarios and classroom-based sessions, for electronic prescribing systems. The authors suggest that future research should examine how to educate users about challenges associated with electronic systems.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pharmacists in pharmacovigilance: can increased diagnostic opportunity in community settings translate to better vigilance?
Rutter P, Brown D, Howard J, Randall C. Drug Saf. 2014;37:465-469.
Pharmacists continue to play a critical role in reducing medication errors. Exploring ways to enhance the role of community pharmacists in medication safety, this commentary advocates for providing education about the importance of reporting adverse drug events and training to improve diagnostic skills.
Journal Article > Study
Kliger J, Singer S, Hoffman F, O'Neil E. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012;38:51-60.
While quality improvement projects can result in short-term, local success, ensuring the sustainability and spread of successful interventions can be extremely challenging. This follow-up study describes methods used to disseminate a successful project to reduce medication administration errors beyond the original pilot hospitals. The article details how stratiegies for communication, local adaptation, teamwork, and learning from failure were essential to implementing the intervention across a broad range of hospitals. This approach achieved sustained improvement in medication administration error rates in both the initial and subsequent groups of hospitals.
Journal Article > Study
Lafata JE, Gunter MJ, Hsu J, et al. Med Care. 2007;45:966-972.
This randomized study found that academic detailing yielded modest impact on appropriate monitoring of patients started on selected high-risk medications. A past study also demonstrated limited success with academic detailing as a sole intervention to promote medication safety.