Joint Commission issues recommendations for anticoagulation therapy, safety

November 2008
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p29
The article focuses on a Sentinel Event Alert issued and a press conference held by the Joint Commission to address the safety of anticoagulation therapy. Recommendations and information about medication errors and drug-related risks posed by heparin, warfarin, and low-molecular-weight heparin comprised the alert. It outlines the factors that contribute to anticoagulation errors discussed by the commission and reports that the commission recommended the development and implementation of risk reduction strategies.


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