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Search results for "Pharmacists"
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.
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.
Graham LR, Scudder L, Stokowski L. Medscape Multispecialty. October 22, 2015.
Errors in the prescribing process can lead to adverse drug events. This slide set provides information about common problems in prescribing such as selecting the wrong drug in a drop-down menu, formulation mix-ups, alert fatigue, poor quality of data in health information systems, and use of ambiguous abbreviations.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 6, 2007;12:1-4.
This article analyzes a lethal error involving TPN (total parenteral nutrition), in which dosing and compounding were based on incorrect order entry, and provides recommendations to prevent similar errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 28, 2007;12:1-3.
This article discusses inappropriate prescribing of medication patches for acute pain management and provides strategies for minimizing problems associated with their use.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. May 2007;4(suppl 2):1-8.
This article shares findings from a workgroup that assessed the efficacy of pharmacy computer systems in detecting unsafe medication orders. The 30 Pennsylvania hospitals that participated in the workgroup found that their systems were not catching all unsafe orders.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 8, 2007;12:1-2.
This article discusses the problems associated with bypassing computer alerts and provides recommendations to improve alert systems.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2006;3:1-5.
This article shares several examples of errors made while verbally communicating medication orders and includes recommendations for safe practices. A set of tools for educating hospital personnel about this issue is available via the link below.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 18, 2006;11:1-2.
This alert presents the risks involved with tablet splitting and outlines several recommendations for providers to increase safety.
Glabman M. Trustee. October 2005;58:29-32.
This article discusses several strategies implemented by hospitals to improve the legibility of physicians' medication orders.
Hall J. The Free Lance-Star. September 25, 2005.
This article presents one hospital's program to reduce the use of dangerous abbreviations. The hospital reports a significant reduction in inappropriate abbreviation use since launching their initiative.
Rados C. FDA Consum. 2005;39:35-37.
This article reports on problems with drug names, the naming process for medications, and both industry and consumer actions that can minimize misunderstandings.
Santell JP. Drug Topics. June 20, 2005;149:HSE9.
This article summarizes analysis from MEDMARXSM data that revealed 80,000 errors involving cardiovascular drugs. The author makes recommendations for preventing such errors.
Ostrom CM. The Seattle Times. May 21, 2005.
This article reports how one medical center changed their preoperative procedures after a "near miss." The hospital's patient-safety approach is designed to openly identify and evaluate incidents to prevent future mistakes.