Clinical application of a computerized system for physician order entry with clinical decision support to prevent adverse drug events in long-term care
- Medication-Monitoring Lawsuit: Case Study and Lessons Learned. Williams, Linda // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Mar2003, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p42
Presents a case study that summarizes a lawsuit filed against a U.S. nursing home for negligence in administration and monitoring of medications given to its residents. Facts of the case; Medications given to the person involved in the case; Lessons learned in the case.
- Tackling Communication Barriers Between Long-Term Care Facility and Emergency Department Transfers to Improve Medication Safety in Older Adults. Callinan, Stephanie M.; Brandt, Nicole J. // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Jul2015, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p8
In 2013, the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine created geriatric emergency department guidelines, making recommendations for staffing/administration, follow up and transitions of care,...
- Improving Medication Management for Older Adult Clients Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities. Bergman-Evans, Brenda; Schoenfelder, Deborah Perry // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Nov2013, Vol. 39 Issue 11, p11
The article discusses medication management for older people living in long-term care facilities or nursing homes and provides a guideline for nurse practitioners and others on an interdisciplinary medical care team. The article notes research on medication mismanagement, on maintaining the...
- Four GP errors cause most drug hazards. Kelly, Brian; Finch, Rob // Pulse;7/28/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 30, p8
Focuses on the four basic general practitioner prescribing errors that account for nearly 60% of all preventable drug side-effects in Great Britain. Failure to monitor creatinine in patients of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors ; Use of ACE inhibitor without monitoring potassium...
- What's a medical error again? Morrissey, John; Romano, Michael // Modern Healthcare;9/10/2001, Vol. 31 Issue 37, p22
Discusses the need to train young doctors to avoid adverse drug events. Percentage of internal medicine clerkship programs in United States medical schools that included formal lectures on adverse drug reactions; Drug rated as one of United States' least-important medical innovation; Major...
- Prescription for safety. HOROWITZ, ALAN C. // Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p29
The article focuses on the strategies to mitigate the adverse events related to medication errors in the long-term care (LTC) facilities in the U.S. It suggests providing educational and resource material on topics such as look-alike and sound alike drugs. It mentions that LTC employees should...
- Adverse drug reactions or medications mistakes. Glover, Jon // Inside Tucson Business;12/01/97 Supplement Executive, Vol. 7 Issue 36, p20
Dicusses about adverse drug reactions (ADR). Figures of the age groups of the American population. Reason why ADR is more likely to occur in senior adults; Scope of the size of the problem and economic impact of ADR; Common causes of ADR; Tips in selecting a pharmacy; Importance of...
- Prescription-drug Toxicity: A Major Epidemic. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;Jul2003, Issue 240, p112
Editorial. Focuses on the epidemic of adverse drug events (ADE) in the U.S. Recommendations for physicians to prevent ADE; Natural alternatives to prescribed medications.
- Drug marketing: negative effects on prescribing choices. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;Jul2014, Vol. 706 Issue 1, p11
The article reports on the negative effect of pharmaceutical marketing on U.S. medical trainees' prescribing choices, according to a national survey conducted by K.E. Austad et al, published in the June 9, 2014 issue of "Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine."