Revising warfarin patient education materials to meet a National Patient Safety Goal
- Methods for managing time when in the process of creating written materials. // Patient Education Management;Jun2009, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p61
The article reports on the methods for time management when writing in-house teaching materials for patient education.
- The Long Term Patient in a Hospital School. Freund, Margaret // Exceptional Children;Oct1954, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p13
The article focuses on the aspects to consider in helping the long term patient in a hospital school to develop academically, emotionally and socially. Hospital classrooms need to be interesting and challenging place which provides a rich experiences for the patients. Teachers are encouraged to...
- PRESCRIPTION FOR ACCURACY. Appleby, Chuck // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;11/20/95, Vol. 69 Issue 22, p46
Reports on the installation of a computerized drug order entry system at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts after the hospital knew of a study which reported that nearly one-third of drug errors are preventable. Adverse drug events cited in the study which occurred at both...
- How to reduce medical errors using checklists. Baum, Neil H.; Dowling, Robert A. // Urology Times;May2011, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p56
The article discusses the use of checklists to minimize complications of surgery and office-based procedures in urology practice. It reports on the recent study of Public Citizen where approximately 85,000 lives and 35 billion dollars per year could be saved by using treatment protocols and...
- CPOE systems can reduce drug errors by almost half. // Formulary;Mar2013, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p117
The article discusses research which was reported in a 2013 online version of the "Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association" and found that electronic prescribing in hospitals accomplished with computerized provider order entry [CPOE] systems could prevent approximately half of...
- ISMP Medication Error Report Analysis - Insulin Pen Misuse by Patient; Diluent Vial Looks Like Drug Vial; Full Content Cannot Be Withdrawn From Istodax Vial; Patients May Fail to Remove Used Fentanyl Patches. Cohen, Michael R.; Smetzer, Judy L. // Hospital Pharmacy;Dec2012, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p912
The article discusses about the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Error Report Analysis. It notes that, through education and alertness of personnel and procedural safeguards, these medication errors can be avoided. It mentions an incident of misuse of Novolog FlexPen by...
- HOW TO WRITE A TEACHING AID THAT PATIENTS WILL ACTUALLY READ. Boyd, Marlyn D. // RN;Oct81, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p90
Presents techniques and tips on writing a patient educational material. Length of the pamphlet; Tone of the material; Considerations in writing the material.
- WHY WE DARE NOT TOLERATE AD-LIB PATIENT ED. Boyd, Marlyn // RN;Aug82, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p32R
Explores how nurse managers can deal with conflict in the control and coordination of patient teaching aids in nursing departments. Liability of nursing staff in any misinformation in using the teaching materials; Importance for nurses to consult patient education coordinators for guidance and...
- Good database keeps inventory on track. // Patient Education Management;Sep2011, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p101
The article discusses the importance of maintaining a good tracking system for an inventory, and highlights the Access database used at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.