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Anderson P, Townsend T. Am Nurse Today. May 2015;10:18-23.
High-alert medications have the potential to cause serious patient harm. This article focuses on four primary types of high-alert medications—anticoagulants, sedatives, insulins, and opioids—that can have serious adverse effects and recommends strategies to reduce risks, including conducting independent double-checks and decreasing interruptions.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. September 21, 2011.
Reporting on a patient death involving alarm fatigue, this newspaper article describes how one hospital adopted aggressive measures to prevent similar incidents.
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Saintsing D, Gibson LM, Pennington AW. J Nurs Manag. 2011;19:354-359.
This review identifies training and interventions that nursing management can implement to improve patient safety.