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Daner WE, Gosselin RC, Raschke R, Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthcare. January/February 2009;6:20-25.
This article explains safety challenges commonly associated with heparin, a high-alert medication, and outlines how hospitals and clinicians can prevent these errors.
Journal Article > Study
Minimizing errors of omission: Behavioural rEenforcement of Heparin to Avert Venous Emboli: The BEHAVE Study.
McMullin J, Cook D, Griffith L, et al. Crit Care Med. 2006;34:694-699.
The investigators implemented an evidenced-based thromboprophylaxis guideline for medical-surgical intensive care unit patients and found that it significantly altered heparin prescribing behaviors.