Multicentre study to develop a medication safety package for decreasing inpatient harm from omission of time-critical medications.
Graudins LV, Ingram C, Smith BT, Ewing WJ, Vandevreede M. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Dec 22; [Epub ahead of print].
Omitted or delayed dosing of medications is an aspect of missed nursing care in inpatient settings. This quality improvement study describes an audit and feedback tool to ensure timely medication administration in hospitals. This type of standardized work and feedback, influenced by human factors engineering, has been applied to many patient safety programs.
Medication safety in acute care in Australia: where are we now? Part 1: a review of the extent and causes of medication problems 2002-2008.
Roughead EE, Semple SJ. Aust New Zealand Health Policy. 2009;6:18.
Medication safety in acute care in Australia: where are we now? Part 2: a review of strategies and activities for improving medication safety 2002-2008.
Semple SJ, Roughead EE. Aust New Zealand Health Policy. 2009;6:24.
Using medication reconciliation to prevent errors.
Sentinel Event Alert. January 25, 2006;(35):1-4.
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Evaluation of nurse interaction with bar code medication administration technology in the work environment.
Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Hundt AS, et al. J Patient Saf. 2007;3:34-42.