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Search results for "Monitoring Errors and Failures"
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- Monitoring Errors and Failures
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; May 21, 2009.
This announcement reports on potential for falsely elevated glucose readings in patients taking parenteral maltose, parenteral galactose, or oral xylose and provides a list of products that may interfere with glucose monitoring.
Journal Article > Government Resource
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. January 13, 2006;55:1-5.
This study reports on the incidence of unintentional exposure to prescription and over-the-counter medications that are not properly stored out of reach of young children.
Journal Article > Study
Hurley JS, Roberts M, Solberg LI, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2005;20:331-333.
This AHRQ–funded study retrospectively examined the failure rate of recommended laboratory surveillance for patients on specific chronic medications. Using claims data from two large health plans, the investigators selected 11 drugs and their recommended lab testing intervals to capture and analyze data. Results suggested that nearly half of those requiring a chronic medication were subject to a potential laboratory monitoring error per year. Discussion includes detailed presentation of the potential error rates and how they differed among specific drugs and lab tests. The authors conclude that the prevalence of inadequate laboratory monitoring should stimulate further research about its impact on several clinical outcomes.
Risk of electromagnetic interference with medical telemetry systems operating in the 460-470 MHz frequency bands.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; November 16, 2005.
This announcement notifies health care practitioners of possible interference with medical alarms and patient monitoring systems caused by mobile radio transmitters.
Journal Article > Study
Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in the long-term care setting: insights from the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
Rochon PA, Field TS, Bates DW, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53:1780-1789.
The investigators in this AHRQ-funded project offer insights from their experience in implementing computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in a geriatric care setting.
Journal Article > Commentary
Kovner C, Menezes J, Goldberg JD. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:379-385.
In this AHRQ-funded study, the investigators reviewed the medication management process for home care and developed several recommendations to improve safety.