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Higgins J. Akron Beacon Journal. September 2, 2011.
This news article reports on a medication safety training program for staff in Ohio public schools.
JCAHO to launch global patient safety center: the initial focus will be on reviewing and publicizing research findings.
Robeznieks A. American Medical News. April 18, 2005: Professional Issues section.
This article reports on the launch of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' International Center for Patient Safety, which shares the work of researchers who are finding solutions to patient safety issues around the world.
Porter S. HealthLeaders Media. April 26, 2018.
Overreliance on technology can result in harmful medication mistakes. Reporting on a 10-fold medication overdose that led to the death of a patient with dementia, this news article describes how the hospital changed their processes to improve medication safety, which included restructuring medication safety leadership, modifying the electronic health record to address alert overrides, and enhancing information sharing to support learning and transparency.
CDC Vital Signs. August 23, 2016.
Cavanaugh M, Clark C, Bazzo D. KPBS Midday Edition. August 18, 2015.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 5, 2014;19:1-2,4-5.
Written numbers and letters that look alike can contribute to miscommunication in a variety of settings. This newsletter article provides examples of this issue in medication administration, discusses factors that increase risks, and recommends tactics to avoid confusion.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 22, 2014;19:1-2.
Errors occur frequently in vaccine administration when packaging instructions for diluents are unclear. This newsletter article offers recommendations for manufacturers and practitioners to reduce risks related to vaccines.
Recommendations for practitioners and manufacturers to address system-based causes of vaccine errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 13, 2014;19:1-2,4-5.
Summarizing results from a national survey investigating vaccine administration errors, this article outlines recommendations to reduce risks associated with the use and packaging of vaccines. Tips include establishing protocols for commonly used vaccines, requiring periodic training for staff, and labeling prepared syringes.
Tarkan L. New York Times. January 25, 2011:D1.
This newspaper article reports on the aging of the physician population and its potential risks to patient safety.
Federico F, Bonacum D. Healthc Exec. January/February 2010;25:68-70.
This piece outlines steps such as training and senior leader support that can help enhance the role of middle managers in patient safety and quality improvement.
Hawkes N. BMJ. 2009;338:b2286.
This news article summarizes a conference that educated new physicians about medical errors and encouraged them to participate in safety improvement efforts.
Manno MS. Nursing. 2006 Mar;36:56-61.
The author provides a comprehensive introduction to adverse drug events (ADEs), their impact, and strategies to prevent them. Nursing continuing education credits are available for the test on page 62.
Patient safety and health information technology conference: A newsmaker interview with Carolyn M. Clancy, MD.
Barclay L. Medscape Medical News. June 10, 2005.
In this interview, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Director Carolyn M. Clancy talks about the role of health information technology in patient safety initiatives and shares strategies for successful implementation.