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Lefeber J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. January/February 2014;11:26-28,30-31.
This article reveals the experience of a critical access hospital that used medication reconciliation to expand electronic health record adoption efforts. The author describes challenges hospital leaders faced and makes recommendations for organizations to consider when implementing a medication reconciliation program.
Murray C, Rycek W, Johnson D, Sifuentes-Tovar F. Pharm Purch Prod. January 2013;10:12.
This magazine article details how one academic medical center used a collaborative approach and implemented policies and procedures to address perioperative drug shortages.
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.
Collins TR. The Hospitalist. July 2011.
This article discusses how drug shortages in hospitals can endanger care and suggests that hospitalists communicate with pharmacists to improve patient safety.
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.
Page D. Hosp Health Netw. 2011 Mar;85:48, 50.
This piece describes the medication reconciliation process and discusses limitations of current information technology applications.
Failed check system for chemotherapy leads to pharmacist's "no contest" plea for involuntary manslaughter.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 23, 2009;14:1-2.
This article examines a case in which a health care professional faces criminal charges for a medication error. The piece discusses how criminalization of errors in health care could thwart broader efforts to learn from mistakes.
Thompson CA. AJHP News. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66:433-434.
This news article discusses supervisory and procedural issues related to pharmacy technicians' participation in the medication reconciliation process.
Scott A. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). November 10, 2008.
This article discusses hospital efforts to respond to the Joint Commission sentinel event alert regarding anticoagulants and highlights improvement strategies.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 11, 2008;13:1-3.
This article discusses a medication error associated with a new smart pump system and describes strategies to prevent errors when well-established processes are changed.
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.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 3, 2008;13:1-3.
This article reports on the potentially fatal error of administering epidural medications intravenously and provides guidelines to safeguard against such epidural–IV route mix-ups.
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.
Barbella M. Drug Topics (Digital Edition). November 19, 2007.
A survey of hospital pharmacists underscores problems inherent in implementing medication reconciliation programs. The article also includes recommended solutions from survey respondents.
Crane AB. Hosp Health Netw. 2007 Oct;81:57-8, 60, 2.
This article describes how implementing electronic medication management and reconciliation processes can significantly reduce medication errors in the long term.
Vecchione A. Drug Topics. July 11, 2005;149:24.
This article summarizes the 2006 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations patient safety goals and how hospital pharmacists can contribute to their successful implementation.