Getting closer to the bull's eye: 2014–2015 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 12, 2015;20:1-5.
Benchmarks tracking a wide spectrum of care activities enable comparison that can drive organizational commitment to improving safety. This newsletter article examines survey responses from nearly 400 hospitals which demonstrated modest progress in implementation of medication safety best practices that recommended strategies to augment safety, such as utilizing metric units as the only scale of measure for patient weight.
Preventing errors relating to commonly used anticoagulants.
Sentinel Event Alert. September 24, 2008;(41):1-4.
Medication errors: when pharmacy is closed.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2012;9:11-17.
Effect of patient- and medication-related factors on inpatient medication reconciliation errors.
Salanitro AH, Osborn CY, Schnipper JL, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:924-932.
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