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Ornstein C. Washington Post. July 12, 2015.
Anticoagulants are considered high-alert medications that if used ineffectively can result in patient harm. Reporting on an anticoagulant commonly used in nursing homes and patient harm linked to this medication, this newspaper article relates reasons doctors are reluctant to prescribe new drugs to older patients and challenges to monitoring and preventing such adverse drug events.
Jt Comm Perspect. October 2009;29:1, 20-31.
This newsletter article provides an overview of the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and explains revisions made to the NPSGs to address concerns about the resources needed to meet the NPSG requirements and to allow organizations to focus on the most urgent issues. The revisions include clarifying or deleting some of the requirements.
Zaidi K, Curry PD Jr, Becker SC. Pharmaceutical Technology. November 2, 2005;29:102-103.
This article reports on recommendations developed by United States Pharmacopeia (USP) to improve the safety of using medical gas, including revisions to USP monographs.