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Search results for "Provider-Patient Communication"
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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 28, 2019;24.
Medication warnings inform providers and patients about risks associated with medication use. As with other safety strategies, applying a systems approach to medication warnings can help redirect actions and prevent patient harm. This article describes design, content, and language characteristics of successful medication safety warnings. In addition, specific design and user-centered considerations are included to improve the effectiveness of electronic alerting.
Graham J. Kaiser Health News. November 21, 2018.
Patients can identify errors in their medical records that health care providers may not recognize. This news article highlights the importance of patients correcting seemingly simple mistakes such as name misspellings and phone numbers as these errors can contribute to situations that result in patient harm.
Gipson K. PA-PSRS Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2018 Oct 31;15(suppl 1):39-45.
Liberatore K. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2018;15(3).
Engaging patients and families in patient safety efforts is a key priority in health care. This poll of patients from Pennsylvania explores actions patients are likely to take to ensure their safe care. The results indicate a strong willingness to ask questions to help patients better understand their care, but patients were uncomfortable with raising concerns if they saw clinician behaviors that diminish safety, such as lack of hand hygiene compliance.
Eldred SM. Health Shots. National Public Radio. August 15, 2018.
Using professional interpreters can avert risks of miscommunication due to language barriers between patients and clinicians. This news article discusses how lack of qualified medical interpreters, use of ad hoc interpreters, and poor patient understanding of instructions can contribute to adverse events. A WebM&M commentary explored patient safety issues associated with patient–clinician language differences.
Fetters A. The Atlantic. August 10, 2018.
Women face implicit bias that can affect the safety and effectiveness of their care. Reviewing several high-profile accounts that raised awareness of challenges women experience in health care, this magazine article describes challenges to safe care such as lack of physician attention to patient concerns, misdiagnosis, and preconceptions regarding pain intensity.
Crouch M. Reader's Digest. April 2018.
Involving patients in their care can help improve safety. This magazine article provides 34 tips from leading patient safety experts to assist patients in this role. Tactics include considering a second opinion, bringing an up-to-date medication list, and repeating information back to providers to reduce misunderstandings.
Innes S. Arizona Daily Star. September 12, 2016.
Delayed diagnoses can have serious consequences. This news article reviews several examples of misdiagnosis and insights from the patients and families involved, explores the importance of engaging patients in determining correct diagnoses, and places the discussion in the broader context of efforts to reduce diagnostic error.
Cohen E. CNN. March 24, 2016.
Poor communication regarding medical errors can contribute to patient and family frustration and fear. Reporting on a case involving disclosure of a wrong-site surgery, this news article describes a resolution program to help patients cope after a preventable error. The program includes apology, disclosure, and explanation of what occurred as well as financial compensation.
Wachenheim D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. December 8, 2015.
Patient and family advisory councils are considered valuable method to help hospitals develop patient-centered safety strategies. In 2008, Massachusetts mandated that every hospital should have such a council in place. This magazine article discusses the 5-year evolution of the strategy and reveals insights regarding how states and organizations can learn from the Massachusetts experience to support wide-scale implementation of patient and family advisory councils.
Quick Safety. November 30, 2015;(18):1-3.
Connor M, Wayman KI, Garcia C, Fischer PR; Consortium for Maximizing Family-Centered Care. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. September/October 2014;11:36,38-40,42.
Patients are increasingly encouraged to take an active role in their own safety during hospital care. Describing a near miss of a medication error, this magazine article examines elements of effective disclosure and how engaging patients and their families can contribute to error investigations and safety improvement.
Stempniak M. Hosp Health Netw. September 9, 2014.
Involving patients and their families in bedside rounds, advisory committees, and shift change has helped hospitals achieve improvements in patient safety. This news article spotlights several successful patient engagement programs and offers tips to help sustain the progress made by these new practices.
Rice S. Mod Healthc. 2014;44:16-18, 20.
Language barriers can lead to misunderstandings that increase risks of error. This magazine article highlights the frequent reliance on families, friends, and other nonprofessionals as translators in medical settings and discusses how lack of standards and insufficient reporting of errors related to interpreters, along with challenges to implementing programs, hinder progress in improving communication with non-English speaking patients.
ISMP Medication Safey Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 7, 2013;18:1-3.
This newsletter article details the characteristics of successful community liaison programs, which facilitate transitions from hospital to home, and describes how such programs can reduce the risk of medication discrepancies.
Lord T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. March/April 2012;9:38-41,44.
This article details how miscommunication and lack of patient-centered care contributed to errors that led to the death of a child.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 17, 2011;16:1-3.
This piece highlights conservative prescribing as a strategy to prevent overuse of medication.
Fischer MA. AARP The Magazine. July/August 2011;54:50-53,80.
This magazine article discusses several cases of misdiagnosis, explores reasons for errors, and provides tips for patients to improve safety.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 13, 2011:E1.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2011;16:1-3.