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Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2016.
This updated report describes best practices to ensure safety when preparing sterile compounds, including pharmacist verification of orders entered into computerized provider order entry systems. The guidelines emphasize the role of technologies such as barcoding and robotic image recognition as approaches to enhance safety.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Standardization has been highlighted as a way to improve safety in surgery, care transitions, and medication administration. This initiative seeks to develop consensus guidelines and a set of standard concentrations to reduce errors associated with concentrations and dosing of liquid medications. The process for submitting comments on the first set of materials is open.
Journal Article > Study
Psychometric properties of the AHRQ Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture: a factor analysis.
Aboneh EA, Look KA, Stone JA, Lester CA, Chui MA. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:355-363.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has developed safety culture surveys for multiple health care settings. Researchers distributed the survey to community pharmacies and found its validity to be inadequate for use in this environment. This suggests that instruments used in other settings will require significant adaptation to accurately measure patient safety in pharmacies.
Journal Article > Review
Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Rosenberg NM, Valedon A, Twersky R, Urman RD. Anesth Analg. 2014;119:276-285.
Office-based anesthesia has become more widely performed, despite a paucity of studies evaluating mortality and morbidity associated with the practice. This review proposes that increased use of office-based anesthesia will result in improved techniques and anesthetics for the ambulatory environment, enhancing safety and informing regulations for such procedures.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2012.
Journal Article > Study
Flynn EA, Barker KN, Berger BA, Lloyd KB, Brackett PD. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2009;49:171-180.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Jacobson KL, Gazmararian JA, Kripalani S, McMorris KJ, Blake SC, Brach C. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2007. AHRQ Publication No. 07-0051.
This AHRQ-funded publication provides a tool to help organizations identify health literacy issues, as well as methods for implementing an action plan drawn from assessment results.