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- Clinical Information Systems 2
- Device-related Complications 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Identification Errors 1
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events 6
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 1
- Transfusion Complications 1
Search results for "Reminders"
- Newspaper/Magazine Article
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 11, 2011;16:1-3.
This article discusses incidents involving misadministration of IV insulin and makes recommendations to improve safety in delivering this high-alert medication.
Anderson HJ. Health Data Manag. January 1, 2009;17:18.
Although shifting from paper-based or verbal orders to computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems could reduce medical errors, a mere 8% of hospitals use the system and fewer implement it effectively, according to the Leapfrog Group CPOE evaluation tool.
Friedley NJ. Med Econ. October 17, 2008;85:34-38.
This continuing education activity includes an article discussing medication errors in the context of ambulatory care and provides a medication safety plan for primary care practices.
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.