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Keywords: emergency medicine, pharmacy, medication errors, pharmacists, pediatrics. A limitation of this approach is that it is largely directed at characterizing and preventing specific errors rather than assessing the vulnerabilities that may exist throughout the medication-use process. On the opposite end of the spectrum is a technique known as failure-mode and effects analysis. 40,41 This approach is a more proactive one that targets the identification of larger system-level weaknesses prior to their contributions to medication errors.

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1 Medication use in the hospital is organized to meet patient needs, complies with applicable laws and regulations, and is under the direction and supervision of a licensed pharmacist or other qualified professional. 1 The hospital develops and implements a program for the prudent use of antibiotics based on the principle of antibiotic stewardship. Selection and Procurement PC. Hospital leadership provides resources to support the infection prevention and control program. Goals of the Infection Control Program.

Preventing Medication Errors . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Recommendations for preventing medication errors are made by the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention’s committee of experts in the field. The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors developed best-practice recommendations for the prevention of medication errors based on a special consensus panel. An additional study did not study pharmacists, but evaluated the impact on medication errors of nurses with special medication safety education (Greengold et a. 2003).

Dispensing errors can be costly for the pharmacist as well as potentially .

Dispensing errors can be costly for the pharmacist as well as potentially dangerous for the patient. Pharmacists can take simple steps to help eliminate this problem. The Joint Commission requires that at least 2 patient identifiers be used for administering medications in a hospital setting. This strategy helps prevent medication errors due to sound-alike, look-alike names. At this point in the process, it is also useful to have information about the patient, such as the age of the patient, allergies, concomitant medications, contraindications, therapeutic duplications, and the like. 2. Confirm that the prescription is correct and complete.

Pharmacists and technicians play an important role in preventing e-prescription errors through the detection of errors and the verification of prescribers' intent. Future studies are needed to examine factors that facilitate or hinder recovery from e-prescription errors.

Errors are common as medications are procured, prescribed, dispensed, administered, and monitored but, they occur .

Errors are common as medications are procured, prescribed, dispensed, administered, and monitored but, they occur most frequently during the prescribing and administering actions (1). The impact is significant, as medication errors harm an estimat-ed . million people and kill several thousand each year in the United States of America (USA), costing the nation at least US$ . billion annually (1. Effectively engaging the patient and family in medication recon-ciliation is a key strategy for targeting and preventing prescribing and administration errors, and thereby reducing patient harm.

Strategies such as briefings allow the team to be set on their purpose and . Debriefing is another useful strategy.

Debriefing is another useful strategy. Healthcare providers meet to discuss a situation, record what they learned and discuss how it might be better handled .


Preventing Medication Errors Strategies for Pharmacists download epub
Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Joint Commission Resources
ISBN: 0866886974
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Joint Commission on; 1 edition (December 1, 2001)
Pages: 147 pages