Formation of a patient safety organization
- Medication errors a recurring theme. // New Zealand Doctor;12/1/2010, p12
The article reports on the Best Practice Advocacy Centre (BPAC) patient safety incident reporting forum in New Zealand, which showed that many errors in general practice are medication errors.
- Editorial: Interruptions and medication: Is 'Do not disturb' the answer? Hayes, Carolyn; Power, Tamara; Davidson, Patricia M; Jackson, Debra // Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profess;Apr/Jun2014, Vol. 47 Issue 1/2, p3
- Purchasing for safety: standardization in intravenous equipment. Rodkin, Sharon // British Journal of Nursing;10/25/2007, Vol. 16 Issue 19, p1186
In 2005 the National Audit Office published figures that revealed nearly a million (974 000) 'incidents' or 'near misses" regarding patient safety had been recorded in England over the previous year. A total of 2181 later proved fatal. These incidents included errors in drug dose calculations,...
- NEWS IN BRIEF. // Nursing & Residential Care;Nov2015, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p606
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- Screening electronic patient records to detect preventable harm: a trigger tool for primary care. De Wet, Carl; Bowie, Paul // Quality in Primary Care;2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p115
Minimising the risk of preventable harm to patients is a National Health Service (NHS) priority in the UK. In the past decade, a patient safety agenda has been established in many secondary care, but is only now migrating to primary care. Information about the epidemiology of error, contributory...
- They're Listening. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Aug99, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p3
Discusses efforts to reduce medication errors in the United States. Formation of the National Patient Safety Partnership; Members of the group; Goal of the partnership.
- Study examines the culture of silence. // Canadian Nurse;May2011, Vol. 107 Issue 5, p6
The article reports a study, "The Silent Treatment: Why Safety Tools and Checklists Aren't Enough to Save Lives," by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, and global training company VitalSmarts, who recommend various measures to...
- FAST FORWARD. What if...? Barlow, Rick Dana // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jun2011, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p4
The article reports on technological innovations which have been developed to help prevent medical errors. In the article the author offers his opinions on how yet to be developed innovations could be used to prevent air embolisms caused by catheters and to make physicians comply with...
- Preface from the Editors. Zaslavsky, Kirill; Mukovozov, Ilya // University of Toronto Medical Journal;Mar2013, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p77
An introduction is presented wherein the editors focuses on the issue on Medical Error through articles such as using an electrocardiogram to rule out acute coronary syndrome, cost-effective interventions for making well-informed decisions and a Canadian federal legislation to curb drug-related...