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PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
2014 ANNUAL PERSPECTIVES
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Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems (122)
Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation (4)
Medication Safety (453)
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Australia and New Zealand (17)
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Approach to Improving Safety
Automatic drug dispensers (40)
Bar Coding and Radiofrequency ID Tagging (93)
Computerized Adverse Event Detection (93)
Computer-Assisted Therapy (4)
Clinical Information Systems (472)
Health Care Providers (569)
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Computer viruses are "rampant" on medical devices in hospitals.
Talbot D. MIT Technology Review. October 17, 2012.
Making inpatient medication reconciliation patient centered, clinically relevant and implementable: a consensus statement on key principles and necessary first steps.
Greenwald JL, Halasyamani L, Greene J, et al. J Hosp Med. 2010;5:477-485.
Improvement of medication event interventions through use of an electronic database.
Merandi J, Morvay S, Lewe D, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013;70:1708-1714.
Safe practice environment chapter proposed by USP.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 4, 2008;13:1-3.
The computerized rounding report: implementation of a model system to support transitions of care.
Wohlauer MV, Rove KO, Pshak TJ, et al. J Surg Res. 2012;172:11-17.
Journey to no preventable risk: The Baylor Health Care System patient safety experience.
Kennerly D, Richter KM, Good V, Compton J, Ballard DJ. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:43-52.
Design and implementation of an automated email notification system for results of tests pending at discharge.
Dalal AK, Schnipper JL, Poon EG, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012;19:523-538.
Inpatient fall prevention: use of in-room Webcams.
Hardin SR, Dienemann J, Rudisill P, Mills KK. J Patient Saf. 2013;9:29-35.
Smart pumps: advanced capabilities and continuous quality improvement.
Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Quality Healthc. January/February 2007.
Patient safety: the synergy of technology and behavior.
Yarbrough C, Rypkema S. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. January-February 2008;5:32-35.
Leadership practices to advance patient safety.
Crowley JD, Deen JB. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2009;6:18-22.
Can wearable tech prevent healthcare errors?
Reese SM. Information Week. March 11, 2014.
Development of a Web-based surgical booking and informed consent system to reduce the potential for error and improve communication.
Siracuse JJ, Benoit E, Burke J, Carter S, Schwaitzberg SD. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:126-133.
Are we finally getting serious about medical errors?
Burns J. Managed Care Magazine. May 2011;20:23-28.
Implementing patient safety initiatives in rural hospitals.
Klingner J, Moscovice I, Tupper J, Coburn A, Wakefield M. J Rural Health. 2009;25:352-357.
Proper positioning of pharmacy label on Hospira PCA vials will avoid interference with scanning.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 14, 2008;13:1-3.
Anticoagulant safety practices call for pharmacist supervision.
Scott A. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). November 10, 2008.
2009 Utah Sentinel Events Data Report.
Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association, and HealthInsight; March 10, 2010.
Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2008.
Medication Safety Self Assessment for Automated Dispensing Cabinets.
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2009.
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