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- Culture of Safety 2
- Education and Training 4
- Error Reporting and Analysis 2
- Human Factors Engineering 2
- Legal and Policy Approaches
- Quality Improvement Strategies 2
- Technologic Approaches 2
- Device-related Complications 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Drug shortages 2
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events 10
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 1
- Overtreatment 2
- Surgical Complications 1
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.
Dembosky A. All Things Considered and KQED. January 23, 2019.
Policy, practice, and communication strategies have been implemented in an effort to stem the opioid crisis and prescribing activities that contribute to misuse. This news article and accompanying webcast discuss an initiative in California that sends letters to prescribers whose patients have died due to opioid overdose. The piece outlines unintended consequences associated with the practice, including clinician reluctance to prescribe opioids for pain. An Annual Perspective discussed the patient safety aspects of the opioid epidemic.
Jaffe I, Renincasa R. Morning Edition. National Public Radio. December 8–9, 2014.
Overprescribing of medications is a common problem in nursing homes. This two-part radio segment reports on the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications as a chemical restraint for patients with dementia. The first part introduces the issue and includes insights from families that have experienced harm due to the practice. The second segment discusses programs that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has put in place to address the problem through a more patient-centered approach to care and suggests strengthening penalties against organizations that overuse antipsychotics.
Pierrotti A. USA Today. August 18, 2014.
Suares W. FOX 25 KOKH-TV. July 30, 2014.
This video news segment reports how incorrect medications can be dispensed from pharmacies, notes a lack of regulation mandating that pharmacy errors are reported, and offers tips for patients to reduce risks.
Jones R. WXYZ. November 13, 2013.
This news piece reports on risks associated with medication delivery in nursing homes and reveals several incidents that resulted in significant patient harm.
Glass I, Cole S. This American Life. WBEZ Chicago. September 20, 2013.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. August 20, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on physicians with records of misconduct and how poor oversight for monitoring and discipline allows them to continue practicing medicine.
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.
Kane J. PBS NewsHour. October 23, 2012.
This video reveals how checklists can help patients and their families ensure safety during hospital care.
Gupta S. CNN. July 23, 2012.
This news video reports on how drug shortages affect patients and describes US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to address the issue.
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Faye J. NBC-17 News. November 10, 2011.
This news segment discusses how drug shortages can affect providers, patients, and decisions about medication therapy.
Vedder T. Problem Solvers. KOMO 4 News. October 1, 2010.
This news piece discusses medication errors that led to adverse events in a Seattle children's hospital.
Rusk K. Assignment 7. ABC7news.com. May 26, 2008.
In the context of statewide efforts to prevent medication errors, increase reporting, and share best practices, this news video addresses how hospitals are employing both low- and high-tech solutions to improve patient safety. The story also covers barcoding, the Five Rights, transparency, and efforts to get safety information into patients' hands.