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Journal Article > Study
Checking it twice: an evaluation of checklists for detecting medication errors at the bedside using a chemotherapy model.
White RE, Trbovich PL, Easty AC, Savage P, Trip K, Hyland S. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:562-567.
This study describes the development and implementation of checklists to prevent chemotherapy errors. The authors raise the challenge of using checklists to balance safe completion of mechanistic tasks with those that require abstract clinical problem-solving.
SafeMedicineUse. August 19, 2015;6:1-2.
Journal Article > Review
'Why is there another person's name on my infusion bag?' Patient safety in chemotherapy care—a review of the literature.
Kullberg A, Larsen J, Sharp L. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013;17:228-235.
Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy may be particularly vulnerable to medical errors, as their care often requires use of high-risk medications and must be closely coordinated between multiple physicians. This thematic review focused on methods to improve safety for chemotherapy patients and found evidence that computerized provider order entry could reduce medication errors. However, the authors did not find enough evidence to recommend other interventions that have been proposed, such as patient engagement or teamwork training for patients and families. An AHRQ WebM&M commentary discusses how one institution responded to a serious chemotherapy error.