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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 22, 2007;12:1-3.
This article lists common risks associated with opiates, a high-alert medication, as well as recommended safety improvements to reduce these risks.
Journal Article > Review
Ostini R, Jackson C, Hegney D, Tett SE. Med Care. 2011;49:24-36.
Clinicians often must have patients discontinue taking inappropriate or potentially harmful medications, in order to minimize adverse effects or eliminate drug–drug interactions. This systematic review found several potentially effective strategies for withdrawing such prescriptions.
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections: Lessons for Patient Safety, November 2008
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Saint's research has focused on reducing health care–associated infections, with a particular focus on preventing catheter-related urinary tract infections (UTIs). We asked him to speak with us about how research on UTI prevention provides broader lessons for patient safety.
Zaidi K, Curry PD Jr, Becker SC. Pharmaceutical Technology. November 2, 2005;29:102-103.
This article reports on recommendations developed by United States Pharmacopeia (USP) to improve the safety of using medical gas, including revisions to USP monographs.
Journal Article > Study
Evaluation of the implementation of the alert issued by the UK National Patient Safety Agency on the storage and handling of potassium chloride concentrate solution.
Lankshear AJ, Sheldon TA, Lowson KV, Watt IS, Wright J. Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14:196-201.
The authors assessed the effectiveness of an alert designed to limit the availability of concentrated potassium chloride. They found a high rate of compliance with suggested changes and conclude that the alert was effective.