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Search results for "Pharmacists"
- Newspaper/Magazine Article
Lefeber J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. January/February 2014;11:26-28,30-31.
This article reveals the experience of a critical access hospital that used medication reconciliation to expand electronic health record adoption efforts. The author describes challenges hospital leaders faced and makes recommendations for organizations to consider when implementing a medication reconciliation program.
Edillo PN. Pharm Purch Prod. April 2011;8:26.
This article describes the impact of medication shortages on health systems and discusses how to manage them.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 10, 2008;13:1-3.
Reporting that recalled medications were found in hospital pharmacies, this article describes recommendations to improve the process for removing recalled products.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 11, 2008;13:1-3.
This article discusses a medication error associated with a new smart pump system and describes strategies to prevent errors when well-established processes are changed.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 9, 2007;12:1-3.
This article discusses efforts of regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, organizations, clinicians, and consumers to prevent name confusion medication errors.
Beyzarov E. Drug Topics / Health-System Edition. September 18, 2006.
This article discusses the contamination and sterility issues inherent in the process of compounding drugs.
Sipkoff M. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). August 21, 2006.
This article discusses a decimal error that resulted in a tenfold overdose of an analgesic and how this common drug administration error could easily be eliminated.
Ostrom CM. Seattle Times. June 22, 2006:B1.
This article reports on a Washington state law that prevents pharmacists from accepting prescriptions that are handwritten unless they are very clearly printed.
Dowhower Karpa K. Drug Topics [serial online]. April 17, 2006.
This article discusses the drawbacks and value of computerized drug-interaction alerts and how customizability could make drug-interaction software more useful.
Cassell DK. Drug Topics: Health-System Edition. March 20, 2006.
This article shares strategies to minimize insulin medication errors, including educating about dangerous abbreviations, developing strict formularies, and using independent double checks.
Young D. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005;62:2450-2451.
This news piece highlights a medication-use safety residency program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 17, 2005;10:1-3.
This article discusses how community pharmacies are contributing to patient safety and suggests that mail service and community pharmacies work together to provide the safest care possible.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 25, 2005;10:1-3.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reports on a 2005 field test that indicates many pharmacy computer systems are unable to detect potential errors. The results show no improvement in such systems since the last field test in 1999.
Wynn P. Drug Topics Supplements. August 8, 2005.
This article reports on problems with look-alike and sound-alike names for generic medications and describes how they contribute to medication mix-ups.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 30, 2005;10.
This alert cautions against the use of automated medication-refill kiosks.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 19, 2005;10:1-2.
A survey of 1572 nurses, pharmacists, and physicians revealed that blame, shame, and fear of punishment still affect the reporting behaviors of practitioners.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 21, 2005;10:1-2.
This article presents examples of medication errors caused by failed communication, briefly reviews the steps for medication reconciliation, and includes a survey to assess progress with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' patient safety goals.
DukeMed News [serial online]. January 8, 2005.
Description of a successful model from Duke University (SD), where hospital pharmacists play an integral role in patient care. They provide counseling for patients, support for medical teams to ensure safe prescribing practices, and participation in daily patient rounds.
Peeples L. Pharmacy Practice News. October 10, 2018.
Structured handoffs can reduce communication problems that contribute to medical error. This magazine article reports on how I-PASS implementation can help enhance the quality and completeness of handoffs, highlights the need for pharmacists to be more engaged in handoff improvement, and offers insights for enhancing their role in the process. In a past PSNet interview, Dr. Amy Starmer discussed the implementation and findings of the landmark I-PASS study.
Sederstrom J. Drug Topics. September 17, 2018.
Medication errors continue to be a worldwide patient safety challenge that requires both systems and individual practice strategies for improvement. This magazine article describes how pharmacists can address failures associated with processing, dosing, care transitions, and information sharing to prevent medication errors.