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Landro L. Wall Street Journal. March 5, 2008:D1.
This article reports on new policies and procedures adopted by hospitals to prevent errors in the use of high-alert medications, such as heparin.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
Silverman L. Morning Edition. National Public Radio. June 9, 2014.
This radio segment discusses the experience of a pediatric medical center that hired pharmacists for its emergency department to review medication orders before the medicine is dispensed and administered in an effort to prevent medication errors.
Towne S. WPRI. November 2, 2011.
This article reports on a software malfunction that caused prescription errors affecting patients discharged from several Rhode Island hospitals.
Graham J, Dizikes C. Chicago Tribune. June 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports on an order entry error that resulted in a 60-fold overdose and raised concerns about the safety of electronic medication data systems.
Vedder T. Problem Solvers. KOMO 4 News. October 1, 2010.
This news piece discusses medication errors that led to adverse events in a Seattle children's hospital.
Parents sue over babies' heparin overdoses: infants were given too much heparin at Methodist Hospital.
Higgins W. Indianapolis Star. September 13, 2008;News section:A1
Families whose infants died from or were harmed by heparin overdoses are suing the drug manufacturer and the hospital.
Vonfremd M, Ibanga I. ABC News.com. July 10, 2008.
Several infants in a neonatal unit at a Texas hospital received overdoses of heparin. Authorities are investigating whether the error contributed to the deaths of two infants.
Eban K. Condé Nast Portfolio. March 2008.
This article describes the trend of hospital pharmacy outsourcing and its potential effects on safety in the context of a lethal medication error in a neonate.
Lin R-G II, Watanabe T. Los Angeles Times. November 22, 2007;A1.
This article reports on a non-fatal medication error that involved several neonates (including the newborn twins of actor Dennis Quaid) receiving a concentration of heparin 1000 times higher than intended. The discussion includes current hospital efforts to prevent medication errors and the growing interest in use of bar coding technology. A similar error captured headlines in 2006 when it caused the deaths of three infants.
ABC7news.com. March 10, 2007.
This news story reports on the death of an infant from a medication dispensing error.