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Search results for "Reminders"
- Newspaper/Magazine Article
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. April 4, 2007:D5.
This article reports on initiatives to standardize the color designations of color-coded wristbands to avoid confusion and reduce the risk of error.
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.
Dubner SJ, Levitt SD. New York Times Magazine. September 24, 2006:22.
This article discusses physician noncompliance with hand hygiene recommendations and describes several low-tech interventions, including a screensaver showing germs captured in a Petri dish off a physician's "clean" hands.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 23, 2006;11:1-2.
This article summarizes intravenous vincristine safety practices collected from more than 400 responses to a national online survey.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 1, 2005;10:1-2, 4.
This alert responds to fatal medication errors involving vincristine and reiterates the importance of adhering to error reduction strategies. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices is conducting a survey on administration of intravenous vincristine; the survey is included with this alert.
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.
Hall J. The Free Lance-Star. September 25, 2005.
This article presents one hospital's program to reduce the use of dangerous abbreviations. The hospital reports a significant reduction in inappropriate abbreviation use since launching their initiative.
Wynn P. Drug Topics Supplements. August 8, 2005.
This article reports on problems with look-alike and sound-alike names for generic medications and describes how they contribute to medication mix-ups.