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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 28, 2019;24.
Medication warnings inform providers and patients about risks associated with medication use. As with other safety strategies, applying a systems approach to medication warnings can help redirect actions and prevent patient harm. This article describes design, content, and language characteristics of successful medication safety warnings. In addition, specific design and user-centered considerations are included to improve the effectiveness of electronic alerting.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 17, 2011;16:1-3.
This piece highlights conservative prescribing as a strategy to prevent overuse of medication.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2011;16:1-3.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2008;5:75-80.
This article analyzed reports of medication errors due to patient allergies and found that lack of patient or drug information contributed to many of these errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 4, 2014;19:1-6. March 26, 2015;20:1-4.
This newsletter series reports on 2 years of data collected during a national effort to collect vaccine administration errors. The first article summarizes information about the types of vaccine errors reported and why they occur. The second article discusses risks during vaccine use and offers recommendations to prevent them.
Haiken M. Caring.com. August 17, 2009.
To help consumers use medications safely, this article describes 10 common medication mistakes and provides tips on how effective communication and clarification can prevent them.
Cohen E. Empowered Patient. CNN.com. May 29, 2008.
This news article and accompanying video highlight problems associated with polypharmacy in elderly patients.
Brody JE. New York Times. January 2, 2007:F7.
This article discusses some common medication errors that consumers can avoid by asking the right questions and being familiar with prescriptions and the proper directions for taking them.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.