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Wiley F. Drug Topics. August 2019;1633:16-18.
High-alert medications have the potential to cause serious patient harm if not administered correctly. Reporting on challenges to medication safety in the context of home, hospital, and cancer care, this news article recommends patient and health care professional education and support for collaboration with pharmacists as avenues for improvement.
Reduce readmissions with pharmacy programs that focus on transitions from the hospital to the community.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 15, 2012;17:1-3.
This article details how a community liaison pharmacist who works with clinicians in hospitals can help reduce readmissions.
Collins TR. The Hospitalist. July 2011.
This article discusses how drug shortages in hospitals can endanger care and suggests that hospitalists communicate with pharmacists to improve patient safety.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2011;8:1-7.
This piece reports on the prevalence of medication errors in the emergency department and suggests expanding pharmacy involvement as a strategy to reduce risks.
Clapper C, Crea K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2010;7:30-35.
This article describes how one health care system used a multi-event analysis process to identify medication errors, implement system-level improvements, and reduce adverse events.
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.
Runy LA. Hosp Health Netw. 2009 May;83:8 p following 32, 2.
This condensed discussion shares information on safety issues that affect care for children.
Scott A. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). November 10, 2008.
This article discusses hospital efforts to respond to the Joint Commission sentinel event alert regarding anticoagulants and highlights improvement strategies.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2008;5:16-18.
Drawing on data from the Patient Safety Authority reporting system, this article describes which medication classes were most frequently associated with patient falls and discusses risk assessment and fall prevention strategies.
Phend C. MedPage Today. November 26, 2007.
Within the context of a recent high-profile heparin error, this article reports on systems and protocols available to prevent medication errors. Interviews with three patient safety experts are available alongside the article via streaming audio.
Barbella M. Drug Topics (Digital Edition). November 19, 2007.
A survey of hospital pharmacists underscores problems inherent in implementing medication reconciliation programs. The article also includes recommended solutions from survey respondents.
Stabile M, Webster CS, Merry AF. APSF Newsletter. Fall 2007;22:44-47.
To reduce anesthesia administration errors, the authors propose changing the organizational culture to foster a better understanding of human error and to adopt lasting safety principles.
Sipkoff M. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). January 22, 2007.
This article spotlights two Philadelphia hospitals recognized for their innovative medication safety initiatives: use of color-coded storage bins and a venothromboembolism risk assessment form.
Santell JP. Drug Topics. June 20, 2005;149:HSE9.
This article summarizes analysis from MEDMARXSM data that revealed 80,000 errors involving cardiovascular drugs. The author makes recommendations for preventing such errors.
DukeMed News [serial online]. January 8, 2005.
Description of a successful model from Duke University (SD), where hospital pharmacists play an integral role in patient care. They provide counseling for patients, support for medical teams to ensure safe prescribing practices, and participation in daily patient rounds.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 1, 2004;9:1-3.