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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 25, 2016;21:1-3.
Reporting the results of a survey on "as directed" instructions for medications and summarizing cases of misunderstandings resulting from the practice, this newsletter article recommends that physicians should provide explicit directions regarding medication administration steps to patients to ensure medications are used safely and pharmacists are able to provide appropriate patient counseling if required.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 19, 2016;21:1-4.
Government and industry fail to protect the public when they suggest "carefully following instructions" is enough to prevent vaccine errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 25, 2016;21:1-5.
From a human error perspective, the suggestion to be more careful is not a reliable safety strategy. Discussing weaknesses associated with this approach as a way to improve vaccine safety, this newsletter article provides recommendations focused on addressing system and human factors to reduce errors related to two-component vaccines.
Selected medication safety risks to manage in 2016 that might otherwise fall off the radar screen—part 1 and part 2.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 28, 2016;21:1-4. February 11, 2016;21:1-5.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Acute Care Edition. August 27, 2015;2;1-3,6.
How electronic medication-related information is communicated presents unique challenges to safe medication administration. This newsletter article discusses the field review of a set of evidence-based guidelines to provide direction and ensure safe transmission of information contained in electronic systems.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 12, 2015;20:1-5.
Benchmarks tracking a wide spectrum of care activities enable comparison that can drive organizational commitment to improving safety. This newsletter article examines survey responses from nearly 400 hospitals which demonstrated modest progress in implementation of medication safety best practices that recommended strategies to augment safety, such as utilizing metric units as the only scale of measure for patient weight.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 9, 2014;19:1-5.
Changes in practice require time and monitoring to achieve lasting improvements. This newsletter article highlights issues that continue to hinder medication safety, including inconsistent availability of patient counseling, misuse of prefilled syringes, and disrespectful behavior toward both peers and patients.
Wild D. Pharmacy Practice News. September 8, 2014.
Highlighting how hospital compliance rates with Joint Commission medication–related standards have remained mostly unchanged from 2012 to 2013, this article provides information about the most problematic areas identified—medication storage, drug orders, pharmacist review, labeling, and medication reconciliation—along with ways to address them.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 28, 2013;18:1-5.
This report analyzes the types of vaccines most commonly associated with errors and identifies concerns related to vaccine prescribing, dispensing, and administration.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 22, 2012;17:1-4.
Reporting results of a survey about storage and disposal of medications, this newsletter article highlights how manufacturers' directions and evidence-based guidelines may differ markedly.
Federico FA, Benjamin B, Cohen M. Healthc Exec. 2011;26:80-83.
Discussing how drug shortages affect patient safety, this article offers advice for hospitals and health care leaders to prevent harm.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 28, 2011;16:1-3.
This article suggests a standardized appearance for brand and generic medication as a strategy for medication safety.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 23, 2010;15,1-6.
This piece explores the effects of drug shortages on patient safety and provides examples of resulting near misses, errors, and adverse outcomes.
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.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 19, 2009;14:1-3.
This piece describes the dangers of "borrowing" dispensed medications as a workaround in the presence of pharmacy delays and shares strategies to eliminate the practice.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 10, 2009;14:1-2.
This piece describes how reduced resources could affect patient safety and quality work in hospitals.
Mulligan M. Drug Topics. July 1, 2009;153:22-24,26.
This article reports on an informal survey and shares anecdotes from community pharmacists about how workload and patient consultation can affect medication safety.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 26, 2009;14:1-3.
This article defines inattentional blindness, explains its role in medical errors, and explores the environmental and psychological factors behind this phenomenon.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 23, 2008;13:1-3.
This newsletter highlights learnings from ISMP's QuarterWatch report, a pilot program used to identify new drug risks and medication errors reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Friedley NJ. Med Econ. October 17, 2008;85:34-38.
This continuing education activity includes an article discussing medication errors in the context of ambulatory care and provides a medication safety plan for primary care practices.