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Search results for "Medication Safety"
Journal Article > Study
Dougherty L, Sque M, Crouch R. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68:1302-1311.
This ethnographic study analyzes the methods nurses use to avoid medication administration errors and work environment factors that facilitate errors.
Journal Article > Study
The impact of traditional and smart pump infusion technology on nurse medication administration performance in a simulated inpatient unit.
Trbovich PL, Pinkney S, Cafazzo JA, Easty AC. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:430-434.
Errors at the administration stage are common for intravenous medications. Programmable or smart infusion pumps are widely used as a means of preventing such errors. However, prior studies have found that smart pumps alone may not significantly reduce errors, as they do not eliminate wrong-patient errors and may be prone to workarounds. This study compared three types of pumps—traditional pumps, smart pumps, and smart pumps combined with bar-code technology—in a simulated inpatient unit. The results indicate that smart pumps may reduce administration errors when combined with bar-coding or when only "hard" (unchangeable) dosing limits are used. Ultimately, creation of a "closed-loop" system that integrates technological solutions to prescription and administration errors represents the optimal solution for eliminating medication errors.
Gardner E. Mod Healthc. May 18, 2009;39:28-31.
This article describes how one health system markedly improved its quality and safety by applying a safety technique used in the nuclear power industry.
National Patient Safety Agency. London, UK: National Reporting and Learning Service; 2009.
This report from the United Kingdom is intended to guide Primary Care Trusts in implementing never events policies for 2009-2010.
Szabo L. USA Today. February 5, 2007.
This article suggests ways for patients to play a proactive and informed role in their own safe care. A video entitled "Things you should know before entering a hospital" accompanies the article.
Feldman R. The Washington Post. May 2, 2006:HE01.
In this article, a nurse shares her firsthand account of what it was like to be a surgical patient and the surprising safety and quality shortcomings she encountered during her hospital stay.
Scalise D, Lazar C. Hosp Health Netw. May 2006:80:5,48,2.
The authors discuss the kinds of errors that occur in emergency departments and outline processes for minimizing their occurrence.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2001. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0017.
A brief presentation of "pearls" to allow consumers to take an active role in preventing medical errors.