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Journal Article > Commentary
Hendrickson T. AORN J. 2007;86:626-629.
This article describes the causes of medication errors in the operating room and discusses prevention strategies, including using read-back techniques and reducing interruptions.
Meyer TA, McAllister RK. Pharmacy Practice News. March 19, 2018.
Perioperative adverse drug events are common and understudied. Reporting on the complexity of medication administration during surgery, this news article reviews strategies to reduce risks of surgical adverse drug events. Specific tactics discussed include proactive problem identification, medication reconciliation, high-alert medication process vigilance, verbal order reduction, and information technology optimization.
Journal Article > Study
Effect of a ward-based pharmacy team on preventable adverse drug events in surgical patients (SUREPILL study).
Surgery and Pharmacy in Liaison (SUREPILL) Study Group. Br J Surg. 2015;102:1204-1212.
This controlled study evaluated the effect of a protocolled pharmacist intervention—which included medication reconciliation and regular medication review—on medication errors in elective surgery patients. There was no difference in the incidence of adverse drug events compared to patients receiving usual care.
Medmarx Data Report: A Chartbook of Medication Error Findings from the Perioperative Settings from 1998-2005.
Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeia; 2007.
This report shares findings from analysis of more than 11,000 perioperative medication errors reported through Medmarx and includes recommendations to avoid these types of errors.
Vecchione A. Drug Topics. July 11, 2005;149:24.
This article summarizes the 2006 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations patient safety goals and how hospital pharmacists can contribute to their successful implementation.