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Daner WE, Gosselin RC, Raschke R, Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthcare. January/February 2009;6:20-25.
This article explains safety challenges commonly associated with heparin, a high-alert medication, and outlines how hospitals and clinicians can prevent these errors.
LaRocco M, Brient K. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. March-April 2008;5:22-26.
This article reports on one hospital's efforts to improve blood transfusion safety by implementing new technologies and process improvements.
Journal Article > Study
Evidence-based red cell transfusion in the critically ill: quality improvement using computerized physician order entry.
Rana R, Afessa B, Keegan MT, et al; Transfusion in the ICU Interest Group. Crit Care Med. 2006;34:1892-1897.
Using a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system, the investigators developed an evidence-based protocol for red cell transfusion and found that it reduced inappropriate transfusions over a 3-month test period.