Beware of basal opioid infusions with PCA therapy.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 12, 2009;14:1-3.
This article provides screening, dosing, and monitoring recommendations for using basal opioid infusions and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients at risk for developing respiratory depression.
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Have you M.E.T. the future of better patient safety?
Larson L. Trustee. September 2005;58:6-10.
Developing and evaluating a trigger response system.
Cherry K, Martinek J, Esleck S, Ivory A, Logan R, Ward J. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:331-338.
Saving lives: hospitals have signed on to a six-part plan to avoid a multitude of unnecessary deaths.
Comarow A. US News & World Report. July 18, 2005;139:74,76,79.
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Teams quicken response in medical emergencies.
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