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Search results for "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)"
Bethesda, MD; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 25, 2009.
This interview introduces an AHRQ-funded PIPS toolkit to help small and rural hospitals implement medication safety initiatives.
Journal Article > Review
Joseph A, Henriksen K, Malone E. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1884-1891.
The built environment influences the safety and effectiveness of care delivery. This narrative review examines how care facility design can reduce health care–associated infections, falls, and medication errors. The authors provide suggestions regarding a range of facility design strategies and discuss how accreditation, funding, and policy organizations can support design projects as improvement efforts.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. May 18, 2016.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 10-M052-C.
This 5-point checklist provides consumers with steps to help ensure the safety of their medication use.
Meeting/Conference > Government Resource
This Web site provides access to presentation materials from AHRQ's first annual conference, held in September 2007.
Journal Article > Study
Evaluation of nurse interaction with bar code medication administration technology in the work environment.
Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Hundt AS, et al. J Patient Saf. 2007;3:34-42.
In this AHRQ-funded study, the investigators found large variability in how nurses used a barcode medication administration system. They conclude that directly observing human interaction with technology may be valuable in identifying opportunities for improvement.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2005.
This consumer video provides content complementary to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality checklist Check Your Medicines: Tips for Taking Medicines Safely.
Journal Article > Study
Potter P, Wolf L, Boxerman S, et al. J Nurs Adm. 2005;35:327-335.
The authors of this AHRQ-funded study applied techniques from human factors engineering and observational research to analyze interruptions in the cognitive work of nurses. They found that most interruptions took place during the medication preparation process.