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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.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2011;8:1-7.
This piece reports on the prevalence of medication errors in the emergency department and suggests expanding pharmacy involvement as a strategy to reduce risks.
Clapper C, Crea K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2010;7:30-35.
This article describes how one health care system used a multi-event analysis process to identify medication errors, implement system-level improvements, and reduce adverse events.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 14, 2010;15:1-4.
This newsletter article details findings of an ISMP survey on how the economy is affecting patient safety efforts in United States hospitals. Many respondents reported that medication safety initiatives have been scaled back since the economic downturn.
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. August 28, 2008;13:1-3.
This article describes dosing errors associated with improper concentration programming of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps and provides recommendations for preventing future errors.
Phend C. MedPage Today. November 26, 2007.
Within the context of a recent high-profile heparin error, this article reports on systems and protocols available to prevent medication errors. Interviews with three patient safety experts are available alongside the article via streaming audio.
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.
DukeMed News [serial online]. January 8, 2005.
Description of a successful model from Duke University (SD), where hospital pharmacists play an integral role in patient care. They provide counseling for patients, support for medical teams to ensure safe prescribing practices, and participation in daily patient rounds.