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- Communication Improvement 2
- Education and Training 1
- Error Reporting and Analysis 2
- Human Factors Engineering 2
- Quality Improvement Strategies 1
- Technologic Approaches 1
- Device-related Complications 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events
- Surgical Complications 2
Search results for "Medication Safety"
FDA Safety Communication: use caution with implanted pumps for intrathecal administration of medicines for pain management.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; November 14, 2018.
This safety announcement raises awareness of pump failures, dosing errors, and other potential safety issues associated with implanted pumps. Recommendations to enhance safety include review of medication labeling to select appropriate medicines and concentrations as well as open discussions with patients about risks associated with pump and medication options.
Journal Article > Study
Quality improvement project to reduce perioperative opioid oversedation events in a paediatric hospital.
Vermaire D, Caruso MC, Lesko A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:895-902.
A comprehensive quality improvement intervention resulted in a significant reduction in adverse drug events due to opioid pain medications, particularly in the immediate postoperative period.
Cases & Commentaries
- Web M&M
Robert J. Weber, PharmD, MS; February 2010
An elderly woman presented to the emergency department following a hip fracture. Although the patient's medication bottles were used to generate a medication list, one of the dosages was transcribed incorrectly. Because the patient then received four times her regular dose, her surgery was delayed due to cardiac side effects.
Special or Theme Issue
The 13 articles in this special issue cover topics on the role of ergonomics in patient safety.