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Journal Article > Study
Barriers and facilitators to hospital pharmacists' engagement in medication safety activities: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework.
Mekonnen AB, McLachlan AJ, Brien JE, Mekonnen D, Abay Z. J Pharm Policy Pract. 2018;11:2.
Researchers conducted eight focus groups to understand how to better engage Ethiopian hospital pharmacists in medication safety. Most expressed enthusiasm about having an active role in safety as long as concerns related to space, resources, and training were addressed. A recent PSNet perspective examined team-based approaches to improving safety during hospital discharge.
Journal Article > Commentary
Case report of a medication error by look-alike packaging: a classic surrogate marker of an unsafe system.
Schnoor J, Rogalski C, Frontini R, Engelmann N, Heyde CE. Patient Saf Surg. 2015;9:12.
Look-alike sound-alike medications can contribute to confusion and result in drug administration errors. This commentary illustrates how switching to a generic brand of medication to save costs was a factor in recurring underdosing errors. The authors provide recommendations to improve the safety of stocking medications.
Information Exchange System Alert. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; July 18, 2007.
This international announcement provides guidance on the safe administration of the chemotherapeutic agent vincristine.