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Wiley F. Drug Topics. August 2019;1633:16-18.
High-alert medications have the potential to cause serious patient harm if not administered correctly. Reporting on challenges to medication safety in the context of home, hospital, and cancer care, this news article recommends patient and health care professional education and support for collaboration with pharmacists as avenues for improvement.
Special or Theme Issue
Chui MA, Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä M, Snyder ME, eds. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15:811-906.
Medication safety is a worldwide challenge. This special issue discusses factors affecting the reliability of the ordering, dispensing, and administration of medications across a range of environments. Articles cover topics such as the need to deepen understanding of safety in community pharmacies, the use of smart pumps for high-alert medications, and the international effort to reduce medication-related harm.
Journal Article > Study
In-home medication reviews: a novel approach to improving patient care through coordination of care.
Willis JS, Hoy RH, Jenkins WD. J Community Health. 2011;36:1027-1031.
This study found that trained undergraduate student volunteers were able to complete important medication reviews for patients as part of an in-home outreach program.
Journal Article > Commentary
Ibrahim RB, Bahgat-Ibrahim L, Reeves D. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2010;67:477-481.
The authors discuss how a clinical residency requirement during pharmacy training could improve medication safety.