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Journal Article > Review
Sharma AE, Rivadeneira NA, Barr-Walker J, Stern RJ, Johnson AK, Sarkar U. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1813-1820.
Patient and family engagement efforts can affect health care quality and safety. This review examined the research on patient engagement efforts and found evidence of robust examinations of patient engagement related to patient self-management of anticoagulation medications. However, there was mixed-quality evidence on patient involvement in medication administration errors, documentation and scheduling accuracy, hospital readmissions, and health care–associated infections. They recommend areas of research needed to guide the application of patient engagement strategies.
Legislation/Regulation > Sentinel Event Alerts
The Joint Commission. Sentinel Event Alert. December 20, 2004;(33):1-2.
Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is a recognized method of controlling pain when administered by credentialed practitioners. However, serious adverse events can result when unauthorized family members, caregivers, or clinicians administer the analgesia for the patient "by proxy." The Joint Commission summarizes the experience of reported PCA incidents and makes recommendations to minimize them.
Journal Article > Study
Clay D, Farris K, McCarthy AM, Kelly MW, Howarth R. J Sch Nurs. 2008;24:95-102.
Children with chronic illnesses often must take medications while at school, often administered by school nurses. This survey of children and their parents found frequent problems with this process, but children with greater self-responsibility for their medications reported fewer errors.
Foreman J. Los Angeles Times. September 4, 2006:F3.
This article describes what patients can do to minimize opportunities for medication error.