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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.
Journal Article > Study
Chemotherapy regimen checks performed by pharmacists contribute to safe administration of chemotherapy.
Suzuki S, Chan A, Nomura H, Johnson PE, Endo K, Saito S. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2017;23:18-25.
Chemotherapy is known to be a high-risk treatment that requires specific safety protocols. This study found that pharmacy checks of physician chemotherapy orders entered via computer order entry do uncover errors. The authors conclude that electronic prescribing is not sufficient to ensure safe chemotherapy prescription and recommend maintaining the role of oncology pharmacists.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 15, 2015;20:1-4.
Journal Article > Study
Shapiro FE, Fernando RJ, Urman RD. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014;33:35-43.
Checklists are an important patient safety intervention in surgery, but existing research has examined their effectiveness only for hospital-based procedures. Although the rate of serious errors in office-based procedures is likely fairly low, safety practices are not standardized in this setting. This survey found that only half of offices performing procedures (which included plastic surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, and dentistry offices) utilized any type of safety checklist. The main barriers to using checklists were lack of a regulatory mandate and insufficient evidence supporting their effectiveness in this area. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed a serious error that occurred after a liposuction procedure performed in a plastic surgery office.
Journal Article > Commentary
Shojania KG. CMAJ. 2006;174:1257-1258.
The author presents three case examples of medication error in ambulatory settings, suggests how to avoid such errors, and provides a table describing common errors during the five stages of medication administration.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Vienna, VA: The Partnership for Safe Medicines; 2005.
This checklist will help patients determine if medications are possibly counterfeit, and it explains how to report problems.
Cases & Commentaries
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Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH; Eric B. Milbrandt, MD, MPH; July 2004
Following a motor vehicle collision, a patient is mistakenly given drotrecogin alfa (activated) for organ failure not due to sepsis.