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Journal Article > Commentary
Milligan F, Gadsby R, Ghaleb M, et al. Nurs Resid Care. 2014;16:617-621.
Patients in nursing homes are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. Exploring the unique factors that affect medication safety in nursing home residents with diabetes, this review emphasizes the contrasting need to establish a safety culture while promoting incident reporting of errors, which has been inconsistent in this setting due to fear of blame.
Journal Article > Study
Estock JL, Pham IT, Curinga HK, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:683-694.
Hypoglycemia can lead to catastrophic adverse events if not acted upon quickly. Researchers tested an easier-to-read display for a glucometer commonly used in hospitals. This human factors engineering approach enabled nurses in simulations to more accurately interpret and respond to low blood sugar readings.