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- Computerized Adverse Event Detection
Legislation/Regulation > Sentinel Event Alerts
Sentinel Event Alert. January 26, 2010;(44):1-4.
The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alerts to highlight areas of high risk and to promote the rapid adoption of risk reduction strategies. Adherence to these recommendations is then assessed as part of Joint Commission accreditation surveys at health care organizations nationwide. This recently retired alert targets prevention of maternal death and highlights the need to manage blood pressure, pay attention to vital signs following cesarean delivery, and hemorrhage. The alert also provides recommendations around educational strategies, identifying specific clinical triggers for action, and conducting adequate risk assessments. As of September 2016, current guidance will being distributed by a new initiative.
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Shareen El-Ibiary, PharmD, BCPS; November 2008
A pregnant woman with asthma was admitted to the hospital with respiratory distress. Although the emergency department providers noted that she was pregnant, this information was not conveyed to the floor. On admission, the patient was given an antibiotic that could have been dangerous.
Journal Article > Study
Raebel MA, Carroll NM, Kelleher JA, Chester EA, Berga S, Magid DJ. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007;14:440-450.
The researchers tested the effectiveness of computerized decision support to minimize the use of contraindicated medicines in pregnant patients and found that it improved prescribing safety.