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PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2008;5:75-80.
This article analyzed reports of medication errors due to patient allergies and found that lack of patient or drug information contributed to many of these errors.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2008;5:53-56.
This article reports on cases of improper IV administration of sterile water, a high-alert substance, for the treatment of hypernatremia and provides risk reduction strategies for this potentially fatal error.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 13, 2008;13:1-2.
This article describes how concerns about drug safety are often held back and offers a guideline for nurses or pharmacists who suspect that a prescription order could potentially harm a patient.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 31, 2007;12:1-3.
This article describes a wrong-patient drug error that was prescribed using a computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE) system and presents recommendations for improvement in the prescribing, dispensing, and administration phases of the process.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. May 2007;4(suppl 2):1-8.
This article shares findings from a workgroup that assessed the efficacy of pharmacy computer systems in detecting unsafe medication orders. The 30 Pennsylvania hospitals that participated in the workgroup found that their systems were not catching all unsafe orders.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 8, 2007;12:1-2.
This article discusses the problems associated with bypassing computer alerts and provides recommendations to improve alert systems.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.