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Search results for "Medication Safety"
Austin, TX: Texas Medical Institute for Technology and the Quaid Foundation; 2010.
This documentary reports on families affected by medical errors; it includes the story of a high-profile heparin overdose and how it transformed the family of actor Dennis Quaid into advocates for patient safety.
Tomsic M. WFAE Charlotte. National Public Radio. March 21–23, 2013.
This news series reports on the drug shortage problem, its impact on providers and patients, how it began, and concerns that wholesale companies are making it worse.
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.
Fitzpatrick C. Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration. September 29, 2009.
This video for consumers shares tips to avoid medication errors through improved communication, medication information review, and dosage measurement.
Audiovisual > Commentary
Cole BL, Harris RW. Lancet. 2009;374:720.
This piece illustrates how relying on color for identification and distinction of medications and containers could cause errors for patients with impaired color vision.
World Alliance for Patient Safety. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2008.
Through a discussion of a vincristine administration error, this booklet and video illustrate how system weaknesses can contribute to failure.
Stewart A. "The Bryant Park Project." National Public Radio. March 18, 2008.