Third-party repackaging in hospital pharmacy unit dose acquisition
- ED pharmacy program has quality benefits. // Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement;Jul2010, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p83
The article examines the quality benefits of an emergency department pharmacy program at Oak Lawn, Illinois-based Advocate Christ Medical Center. It mentions that the program slashed medication errors by 70% and provided better clinical outcomes for congestive heart failure patients. Another...
- Electronic Medication Management Systems' Influence on Hospital Pharmacists' Work Patterns. Lo, Connie; Burke, Rosemary; Westbrook, Johanna I. // Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research;Jun2010, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p106
Background: Implementation of electronic medication management systems (eMMS) are advocated to reduce medication errors, improve patient safety and impact on hospital pharmacists' work patterns. Aims: To quantify hospital pharmacists' distribution of their time and to identify differences in...
- Optimizing i.v. workflow. Speth, Stephen L.; Fields, Derek B.; Schlemmer, Caroline B.; Harrison, Clint // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/1/2013, Vol. 70 Issue 23, p2076
In this article the authors relate how their hospital pharmacy optimized intravenous therapy (IV) workflow by installing a barcode-assisted medication preparation (BCMP) system in November 2010 to improve the accuracy of its sterile compounding process. It discusses the impact of the system on...
- Medication reconciliation: passing phase or real need? Durán-García, Esther; Fernandez-Llamazares, Cecilia; Calleja-Hernández, Miguel // International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy;Dec2012, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p797
Medication reconciliation errors occur across transitions in patient care. Of all medication errors in a hospital, 25 % in hospitalised patients are caused by a failure to reconcile new prescriptions with ongoing home treatments. These errors are more common at discharge, but the critical moment...
- PHARMACY PRACTICE. Burke, Rosemary // Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research;Jun2011, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p161
The article presents abstracts related to pharmacy practice including one on clinical trials, one on the health of health professionals and one on the non-reconciliation of medications at discharge from hospitals.
- Computers miss unsafe Rx orders. // Drug Topics;3/1/99, Vol. 143 Issue 5, p10
Cites findings of a field test conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices revealing the need for improvements in hospital pharmacy computers in the United States. Goal of detecting potentially serious or fatal medication errors; Failure of some of the hospital computers tested to...
- LEGALLY SPEAKING: The safe way to work with the pharmacy. Arbeiter, Jean // RN;Oct88, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p91
Addresses legal issues on dispensing and administering drugs in the U.S. Principles of drug administration; Importance of collaboration between nurses and pharmacists; Measures to prevent medication errors; Responsibilities of pharmacists.
- Don't complicate the nurse's role in delivering medicines to patients. McHale, Mike; Griffiths, Matt // Nursing Standard;11/11/2015, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p30
Matt Griffiths raises some important issues about the Nursing and Midwifery Council's administration of medicines policy (reflections, October 28), which says nurses must know the therapeutic uses of a medicine to be administered, its normal dosage, side effects, precautions and contraindications.
- Inadvertent intrathecal administration of vincristine: Has anything changed? Gilbar, Peter // Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice;Mar2012, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p155
The author reflects on the inadvertent intrathecal administration of vincristine. He suggests that every error involving the administration of a vinca alkaloid into the spinal fluid over the past 40 years has occurred when the drug was prepared in a syringe. He argues that medical personnel need...