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Pennsylvania Hospital Data Shows Increased Likelihood of Medication Errors When In-House Pharmacy is Closed
Date:3/1/2012

cess involved a patient that was prescribed a medication to which he or she had a documented allergy," Gaunt said. "Only one documented allergy was caught before reaching the patient. Ninety-five percent of these events reached the patient, with one requiring additional treatment."

Gaunt said that while an ideal solution is to establish an on-site 24-hour pharmaceutical service, there are other options that can decrease the likelihood of a medication error.

"Off-site pharmacy order entry services can provide a viable option for those facilities that cannot establish a 24-hour on-site service," Gaunt said. "There are also many medication access and storage risk-reduction strategies that can be employed to help prevent these types of errors as well."

For more information on the risk reduction strategies for medication errors when the pharmacy is closed, go to the Advisory article "Medication Errors: When Pharmacy is Closed" on the Authority's website under Patient Safety Advisories March 2012.

The Authority's 2012 March Advisory also contains other clinical articles with strategies and educational toolkits to improve patient safety. Highlights include:

  • Pennsylvania: On the CUSP of Measuring Infection Prevention Culture: A study done by the Patient Safety Authority shows Pennsylvania hospitals that participated in a project to positively change safety culture at the unit level reduced central venous catheter use by eight percent. The complete study and detailed research are discussed in this article.
  • Violence Prevention Training for Emergency Department Staff: A comprehensive violence prevention program is necessary to promote a safe environment for patient care in the emergency department. The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority surveyed violence protection practices in Pennsylvania acute care hospitals and identified gaps for i
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