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Journal Article > Study
Balancing patient-centered and safe pain care for nonsurgical inpatients: clinical and managerial perspectives.
Mazurenko O, Andraka-Christou BT, Bair MJ, Kara AY, Harle CA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45:241–248.
This interview study examined perspectives from nurses, physicians, and administrators about balancing adequacy of pain management with risks of opioid medications. Key strategies for minimizing opioid use included offering alternatives to opioids, setting feasible expectations for pain management, and using a team approach.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 14, 2008;13:1-3.
This article reports on an overdose caused by improper label placement on a patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump and provides recommendations for preventing pump-related medication errors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Smetzer JL, Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2008;43;788-792.
This monthly selection of reports includes errors involving epidural medication administered intravenously and mistaken reuse of discontinued drugs.