TITLE

Medication safety tops list of surveyors' focus

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Oct2007 Supplement, Vol. 31, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Surveyors continue to focus upon National Patient Safety Goals from The Joint Commission as key areas for surveys. Outpatient surgery programs surveyed during recent months report that medication safety is a key focus. � Specific medication reconciliation forms can help staff members identify medications, dose, frequency, and patient instructions prior to surgery. � All syringes must be labeled, even if the physician draws the medication immediately prior to a procedure. � Copies of prescriptions for controlled substances should be kept in the patient's chart to protect the surgery program and physician in the event of alteration of the prescription.
ACCESSION #
35481168

 

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