Medication reconciliation at an academic medical center: Implementation of a comprehensive program from admission to discharge
- HOW TO PREVENT HOSPITAL ERRORS. // Essence (Time Inc.);Jul2004, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p32
Presents tips on preventing hospital errors. Analysis of hospital report cards; Presentation of one's medical history; Note taking.
- Medication Reconciliation: A Quality and Safety Challenge. Freeman, Jerome W.; McDaniel, Molly; Landis, Joanne; Hoffman, Wendell // South Dakota Medicine;2009, p114
The authors discuss medication reconciliation, which is used to verify and validate a patient's medication regimen from pre-hospital care all the way to discharge. They note that medication reconciliation helps ensure accuracy and continuity. The authors stress the importance of clinical...
- Ideal principles and characteristics of a fail-safe medication-use system. Lee, Patricia // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;2/15/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p369
Discusses the ideal principles and characteristics of a fail-safe medication-use system (MUS). Definition of MUS; Patient centered; Importance of respect on a patient-centered approach; Acceptance of responsibility and a collaboration of interests; Operation with the principle of logical...
- Six steps to medication safety. Presley, Ann // Drug Topics;3/17/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 6, DRUG TOPICS p28
Outlines a procedure that can help safety managers identify and implement practical remedies within a 90-day period and prevent the problem of medication errors. Creating a comfortable reporting environment; Targeting areas for improvement; Evaluating available resources; Choosing supporting...
- Off the record. // Nursing Management - UK;Sep2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p4
The article focuses on a study which found that most nurses in Great Britain often fail to check the records of the patients thoroughly before treating them because they have too little time.
- Pilot program in drug reconciliation aims to avoid errors. Wynn, Paul // Drug Topics;8/20/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 16, p38
The article reports that Fauquier Health System in northern Virginia is screening a pilot system that electronically furnishes the hospital staff with a patient's medication history. The medication reconciliation systems can help in the prevention of medication errors such as dosing mistakes and...
- Program reduces nurse med mistakes by nearly 9 in 10. Berklan, James M. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Dec2009, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p10
The article reports that nursing professionals aims to cut medication delivery errors by 88% to learn how it might be replicated in other settings in San Francisco, California. The three-year program emphasized eliminating interruptions during nurses' medication passes. It notes that nurses...
- TO THE RESCUE. Haugh, Richard // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2000, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p44
Discusses ways to reduce medical errors. Analysis of the source of errors; Techniques in patient care; Effectiveness of computerized order-entry system in detecting and preventing medical errors.
- One CFO's Success with Transitioning to an Automated Patient Record. Kinyon, Craig C. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Feb2003, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p52
Focuses on the use of the automated patient record (APR) by senior financial executives to help their organizations achieve high-quality outcomes, as illustrated by Reid Hospital & Health Care Services in Richmond, Indiana. Minimization of risk factors like medication errors; Flaws in the paper...