Narrow Results Clear All
- Communication Improvement 15
- Education and Training 8
- Error Reporting and Analysis 5
- Human Factors Engineering 3
- Legal and Policy Approaches 3
- Logistical Approaches 1
- Quality Improvement Strategies 7
- Technologic Approaches 7
- Device-related Complications 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events 20
- Health Care Executives and Administrators 6
Health Care Providers
- Nurses 6
- Physicians 18
- Non-Health Care Professionals 3
Search results for "Pharmacists"
Meyer T. WKYC-TV. May 20, 2015.
Reporting on how production pressures in pharmacies contribute to prescription errors that lead to patient harm, this news video segment features insights from the father of a child who died following a medication error and the pharmacist who lost his license and served a prison sentence due to this incident.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 30, 2005;10.
This alert cautions against the use of automated medication-refill kiosks.
Journal Article > Study
Monkman H, Kushniruk AW. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;234:233-237.
Medication management in outpatient settings requires patients to recognize adverse medication effects. This expert review study found that standardized information from a large Canadian retail pharmacy lacked key information about possible adverse effects and drug interactions. The authors suggest that this information gap leads to an urgent and addressable patient safety risk.
ISMP Canada. SafeMedicationUse Newsletter. December 2, 2014;5:1-2.
This newsletter article describes an incident involving a patient who noticed that the tablets in her prescription refill had a different marking than usual, alerting her that she might have received an incorrect medication which was confirmed by the pharmacist. Tips for patients to avoid medication errors include being familiar with how their medicines look and checking prescriptions before leaving the pharmacy. Practitioners can help prevent these errors by counting and labeling prescriptions one at a time and performing patient consultations.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Spiesel S, Chadwick A. "Day to Day." National Public Radio. August 27, 2008.
This radio program discusses the results of a study on the risk of fatal medication errors involving prescribed medications taken at home.
US News & World Report. July 3, 2008.
This article discusses the findings of a recent study that reported deficiencies in barcode systems requiring numerous overrides and "workarounds" by nurses.
McCoy K, Brady E. USA Today. February 11, 2008:A1.
This series of investigative articles uncovers the factors involved in pharmacy errors, relates stories of patients harmed by such errors, and includes steps that consumers can take to minimize their risk.
FDA Public Health Advisory. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; December 21, 2007.
This Food and Drug Administration public health advisory alerts health care professionals, patients, and their caregivers to the possibility for overdoses of fentanyl in patients using fentanyl skin patches for pain control.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
American Academy of Family Physicians, BlueCross BlueShield Association, Intel Corporation, Humana, Inc., Medical Group Management Association, and SureScripts, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
This center supports projects and research to promote safe medication management processes and effective technologies.
Cohen R. Star-Ledger. August 12, 2007;Business section:1.
This article describes how electronic prescribing can help reduce miscommunication and improve safety, although its universal adoption faces numerous barriers.
Dworkin A. The Oregonian. June 20, 2007:A01.
This article reports on dispensing errors made by Oregon pharmacists and the fines imposed as penalty for those errors.
Fargen J. Boston Herald. April 22, 2007.
This article reports on a decrease in consumer complaints following improvements made by community pharmacies in Massachusetts.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pollock M, Bazaldua OV, Dobbie AE. Am Fam Physician. 2007;75:231-236, 239-240.
The authors expand on an internationally recognized process for good prescribing by suggesting additional steps—considering drug costs and using technology to minimize medication error.
Brody JE. New York Times. January 2, 2007:F7.
This article discusses some common medication errors that consumers can avoid by asking the right questions and being familiar with prescriptions and the proper directions for taking them.
Foreman J. Los Angeles Times. September 4, 2006:F3.
This article describes what patients can do to minimize opportunities for medication error.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
Journal Article > Study
Diagramming patients' views of root causes of adverse drug events in ambulatory care: an online tool for planning education and research.
Brown M, Frost R, Ko Y, Woosley R. Patient Educ Couns. 2006;62:302-315.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Web site. March 20, 2006.
This article reviews the importance of medication reconciliation, discusses the difficulties of building the process into patient care, and shares stories from hospitals that have successfully implemented programs.
Journal Article > Study
Sharif I, Lo S, Ozuah PO. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006;17:65-69.
The authors surveyed pharmacies in the Bronx, New York, and found that 69% could provide prescription labels in Spanish, and that most used a computer program to translate the labels.
Consumers Filling U.S. Prescriptions Abroad May Get the Wrong Active Ingredient Because of Confusing Drug Names.
FDA Public Health Advisory [US Food and Drug Administration Web site]. January 2006.
This U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory alerts clinicians and consumers to potential mistakes in prescriptions purchased abroad. The advisory includes a table of medications known to contain different active ingredients when purchased outside the United States.