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Identifying and reducing medication errors in psychiatry: creating a culture of safety through the use of an adverse event reporting mechanism.
Jayaram G, Doyle D, Steinwachs D, Samuels J. J Psychiatr Pract. 2011;17:81–88.
Adverse drug events have been documented as a significant problem in inpatient psychiatric facilities, but methods of preventing errors in this setting have not been researched. This study, conducted at an academic inpatient psychiatric hospital, combined a computerized provider order entry system with a structured event reporting system that was used by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Implementation of the system was associated with a significant reduction in both prescribing errors and medication administration errors over a 5-year period.
Santell JP. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). May 22, 2006.
This article reports on errors involving neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) that were reported to Medmarx database, what factors contributed to those errors, and what can be done to minimize their occurrence.
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Elizabeth A. Flynn, PhD, RPh; September 2003
Failure to shake a bottle leads to a toxic level of carbamazepine in a patient being treated for seizure disorder.