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Search results for "Education and Training"
FDA identifies harm reported from sudden discontinuation of opioid pain medicines and requires label changes to guide prescribers on gradual, individualized tapering.
Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; April 9, 2019.
Efforts to address the opioid epidemic range from regulation to changes in pain management. This safety announcement raises awareness of potential harms associated with rapidly decreasing the dose of or discontinuing opioids for patients who may be physically dependent on the medication. It also announces a requirement regarding changes to prescribing information for opioids to provide expanded guidance on how to safely taper doses. Health care providers should discuss tapering plans with patients and provide ongoing monitoring and support.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Council on Surgical & Perioperative Safety.
This initiative provides information on surgical fires and makes recommendations to address the risk of fires during surgery.
Web Resource > Government Resource
US Food and Drug Administration.
This Web site provides resources to help ensure safe reuse of medical devices.
Rockville, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; November 9, 2010.
This notice analyzes findings from a government initiative on CT scan injuries and provides recommendations to enhance safety and prevent such incidents.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; October 9, 2009.
This alert notifies health care providers of the potential for patient harm if a particular inhalation powder is reconstituted and incorrectly administered.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #79. September 2008.
This collection of video segments offers information on common types of medical errors, particularly medication errors, based on reports to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #59. January 2007.
This video segment warns about potential dosing errors for an epileptic seizure treatment due to equipment design and provides instructions to minimize user error.