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- Medication Safety 3
- Surgical Complications 1
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Search results for "Medication Reconciliation"
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Special or Theme Issue
Crawford AG, Sciamanna CN, eds. Am J Med Qual. 2006;21:291-309.
The journal provides an editorial and several case studies on medication reconciliation from a variety of health care environments.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2012. ISBN: 9781599407555.
This e-book provides tips for incorporating activities into daily hospital practice in conjunction with the 2013 National Patient Safety Goals.
Journal Article > Commentary
Saufl NM. J Perianesth Nurs. 2009;24:114-118.
This commentary provides background on the development of the Joint Commission's 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and summarizes the goals set for the hospital environment.
Journal Article > Study
A model for increasing patient safety in the intensive care unit: increasing the implementation rates of proven safety measures.
Krimsky WS, Mroz IB, McIlwaine JK, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:74-80.
Evaluating the impact of quality and safety interventions is an evolving science. While some have argued for a new paradigm in the field, others have advocated for standards similar to clinical trials. This study developed a comprehensive approach and model to increase prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic disease, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and stress ulcers in a single intensive care unit. The model included adoption of tools that promoted team communication, prompts to providers to address the evidence-based measures on a daily basis, and a data wall to provide real-time feedback. The authors provide a detailed description of their efforts that achieved near 100% target goals and advocate for this approach in creating successful microsystems that benefit from their refined Plan-Do-Study-Act methodology.