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Journal Article > Commentary
Start using a checklist, PRONTO: recommendation for a standard review process for chemotherapy orders.
Crandell BC, Bates JS, Grgic T. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2018;24:609-616.
Chemotherapy orders contain many steps that pose opportunities for prescribing errors. This commentary describes a six-step checklist designed to improve the reliability of the chemotherapy order review that was used by oncology pharmacists. The authors see future applications of the checklist as a cross-training and educational cognitive aid for practitioners and students.
Journal Article > Study
Using CPOE to improve communication, safety, and policy compliance when ordering pediatric chemotherapy.
Crossno CL, Cartwright JA, Hargrove FR. Hosp Pharm. 2007;42:368–373.
The authors describe their experience using computerized provider order entry (CPOE) to improve the safety of chemotherapy ordering at a children's hospital.
External Inquiry into the adverse incident that occurred at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, 4th January 2001.
Toft B. London, England: Department of Health; 2001.
This UK Department of Health report details a series of errors that led to the death of a young man due to wrong route administration of the chemotherapy drug vincristine. The fatality occurred as a result of a socio-technical systems failure at the hospital where he received the injection. The report makes 48 recommendations to help minimize the likelihood of this mistake.