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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Zahra Khudeira, PharmD, Certification in Patient Safety, June 2016
In this piece, a pharmacist highlights the importance of earning patient safety certification.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pharmacists in pharmacovigilance: can increased diagnostic opportunity in community settings translate to better vigilance?
Rutter P, Brown D, Howard J, Randall C. Drug Saf. 2014;37:465-469.
Pharmacists continue to play a critical role in reducing medication errors. Exploring ways to enhance the role of community pharmacists in medication safety, this commentary advocates for providing education about the importance of reporting adverse drug events and training to improve diagnostic skills.
Recommendations for practitioners and manufacturers to address system-based causes of vaccine errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 13, 2014;19:1-2,4-5.
Summarizing results from a national survey investigating vaccine administration errors, this article outlines recommendations to reduce risks associated with the use and packaging of vaccines. Tips include establishing protocols for commonly used vaccines, requiring periodic training for staff, and labeling prepared syringes.
Journal Article > Review
Medication safety in acute care in Australia: where are we now? Part 2: a review of strategies and activities for improving medication safety 2002-2008.
Semple SJ, Roughead EE. Aust New Zealand Health Policy. 2009;6:24.
The Medication Errors Panel. Sacramento, CA: California State Senate; March 2007.
This report shares findings from an expert panel convened to study the causes of medication error in the outpatient setting and provide recommendations for reducing errors associated with prescription and over-the-counter medications.