Origins of and solutions for neonatal medication-dispensing errors
- DTaP or Tdap: Vaccine and drug name confusion. Bell, Edward // Infectious Diseases in Children;Oct2010, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p12
The article discusses the vaccine product confusion that has occurred with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) and Tdap products, and the preventive measures to take to avoid vaccine product mix-ups.
- Assessment of Pediatrics Errors in Practice. Trninic, Slobodan // Materia Socio Medica;2009, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p95
INTRODUCTION. Medical errors have been defined as a major public health problem in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Children are at higher risk for medication errors and adverse drug events for numerous reasons. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and characteristics of medication...
- PREVENTING DEATH by decimal point. Broselow, James; Luten, Robert; Schuman, Andrew J. // Contemporary Pediatrics;Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p35
The article offers information on the causes and consequences of medication errors in young patients. One of the reasons patients are at risk for medication errors is the fact that too many drugs lack the formal licensing approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for pediatric...
- Drug errors common in hospitals. // Drug Topics;9/16/2002, Vol. 146 Issue 18, p8
Reports on a study showing the prevalence of medication errors in hospitals and other health facilities in the United States. Most frequent errors committed; Assessment of drugs dispensed in hospitals and nursing centers.
- More hospitals report medication errors,but USP finds few changes. Young, Donna // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 13, p1233
Relates the causes of medication errors reported by health systems in 1999 and 2000, according to a report by the United States Pharmacopeia. Omission errors; Incorrect doses; Administration of the wrong drug products.
- Observation method of detecting medication errors. Barker, Kenneth N.; Flynn, Elizabeth A.; Pepper, Ginette A. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 23, p2314
Discusses various aspects of the observation method in detecting medication errors. History; Advantages; Comparison with other methods; Modification of the observation method.
- A Worthwhile Accompaniment. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Oct99, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p5
Reports that Harvard University researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective way to reduce hospital medication errors.
- How to avoid taking wrong medicines. // Westchester County Business Journal;11/25/2002, Vol. 41 Issue 47, p20
Discusses strategies for patients to prevent taking wrong medication. Questions to ask to ensure the right drugs are taken; Vigilance in the process of ordering, transcribing and dispensing drugs.
- Medi-Dose/EPS partners with Emily Jerry Foundation for pediatric safety initiative. // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine;Apr2013, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p74
The article reports that Medi-Dose/EPS is working with the Emily Jerry Foundation for pediatric patients safety initiative.