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FDA Safety Communication: caution when using robotically-assisted surgical devices in women's health including mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; February 28, 2019.
This announcement seeks to raise awareness of the potential risks associated with the use of robotic-assisted surgical devices in mastectomies or cancer-related care. Recommendations for patients who may seek to have robotically assisted surgery include asking about their surgeon's experience with these procedures and discussing benefits, risks, and alternatives regarding available treatment options with their health care provider. Suggestions for health care providers include completing specialized training on procedures they perform. A WebM&M commentary described the challenges and benefits associated with robotic surgery.
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Robotic dispensing improves patient safety, inventory management, and staff satisfaction in an outpatient hospital pharmacy.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez CG, Herranz-Alonso A, Escudero-Vilaplana V, Ais-Larisgoitia MA, Iglesias-Peinado I, Sanjurjo-Saez M. J Eval Clin Pract. 2019;25:28-35.
Pharmacy robots are now commonly used in hospitals for dispensing medications. Conducted at a Spanish hospital, this study found that use of pharmacy robots reduced medication dispensing errors and improved staff efficiency. The role of a pharmacy robot in a serious medication error is explored in a book that examined the effects of technological change on the health care system.
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Seidling HM, Schmitt SPW, Bruckner T, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e15.
Clinician decision support systems (CDSS) hold great promise as a means of promoting appropriate care, reducing diagnostic errors, and minimizing medication prescribing errors. However, a recent systematic review found that, taken as a whole, decision support systems achieved only small changes in provider behavior. In this study, a custom-designed CDSS that focused on preventing excessive medication dosages was implemented within a computerized provider order entry system, and resulted in a significant reduction in prescribing errors. Clinicians accepted one in four of the CDSS warnings—a seemingly low proportion that is, in fact, much higher than response rates found in many prior studies of drug alert warnings. The system was carefully tailored to be integrated into provider workflow and to provide only patient-specific warnings, factors that likely contributed to its success.
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Richard H. White, MD ; July-August 2005
An intern increases a patient's warfarin dosage nightly based on subtherapeutic INR levels drawn each morning; after several days, the patient develops potentially life-threatening bleeding.