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SafeMedicineUse. August 19, 2015;6:1-2.
ISMP Canada. August 26, 2015;15:1-4.
Checklists are cognitive aids that help clinicians remember important steps to ensure safe practice. In response to an incident involving a chemotherapy administration error as a result of utilizing the incorrect infusion pump, this newsletter article discusses the development of a point-of-care checklist to assist in use of infusion pumps to improve safety.
Death and neurological devastation from intrathecal vinca alkaloids: prepared in syringes = 120; prepared in minibags = 0.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 5, 2013;18:1-4.
This newsletter article discusses risks associated with vincristine administration, contributing factors, and strategies to prevent errors.
Talsma J. Drug Topics. June 15, 2013.
Discussing the current state of and efforts to address drug shortages, this news article notes a reduction in chemotherapy delays and reveals persistent barriers to improvement.
Willams B. The Record. March 10, 2012.
Exploring how drug shortages affect patients, this news piece describes one cancer patient's efforts to acquire the chemotherapeutic agent that is prolonging his life.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 8, 2012;17:1-3.
This newsletter piece discusses the pros and cons of physicians dispensing medications and its impact on patient safety.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2011;16:1-3.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 26, 2010;15:1-3.
This article discusses a case of data entry error in an electronic prescribing system, explains the contributing factors, and provides recommendations to prevent such errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 3, 2009;14:1-3.
This article discusses how a criminal prosecution has deeply affected an Ohio pharmacist who lost his license and is serving a prison sentence for failing to detect a medical error, which led to the death of a child.
Failed check system for chemotherapy leads to pharmacist's "no contest" plea for involuntary manslaughter.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 23, 2009;14:1-2.
This article examines a case in which a health care professional faces criminal charges for a medication error. The piece discusses how criminalization of errors in health care could thwart broader efforts to learn from mistakes.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 20, 2007;12:1-3.
This article summarizes an incident involving chemotherapeutic agent overdose, describes factors contributing to the error, and provides recommendations for safer chemotherapy administration.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 23, 2006;11:1-2.
This article summarizes intravenous vincristine safety practices collected from more than 400 responses to a national online survey.
Doctor’s orders killed cancer patient: Dana-Farber admits drug overdose caused death of Globe columnist, damage to second woman.
Knox RA. The Boston Globe. March 23, 1995; Metro/Region section: 1.
This column chronicles the tragic death of Betsy Lehman, a Boston Globe health columnist, who fell victim to an inadvertent overdose of chemotherapy while receiving treatment for breast cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The story details the events surrounding the case, the reactions among family and the public, and the response from Dana-Farber.
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.
O'Loughlin E. New York Times. April 30, 2018.
Large-scale adverse events should lead to system examination and improvement. This newspaper article reports on misread cervical cancer tests that resulted in 208 women receiving false negative results over a 4-year period from a publicly funded smear test program in Ireland and the government inquiry launched in response to this large-scale failure.
Quick Safety. October 16, 2017;(37):1-3.
Greenberg P, Ranum D, Siegal D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. October 2015;12:18-20,22-24.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 18, 2015;20:1:5.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 20, 2014;19:1-3.
Reviewing an incident involving a patient who reported an error with home infusion of chemotherapy which was later determined to be a false alarm, this newsletter article outlines actions that could have been taken to prevent wasted resources and anxiety for the patient and health care providers.
Carville O. The Star. November 14, 2014.
This news article reports on a case involving a patient who was misdiagnosed with terminal cancer and touches on the psychological impact of diagnostic error on the patient and his family. The potential causes of the mistake include laboratory sample confusion and misinterpretation of biopsy results.