Navigation Links
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
    '/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. PCMA Launches New Pennsylvania Ad Campaign: Thats What PBMs Do
2. PA Governor Corbett Visits Future Site of Endo Pharmaceuticals HQ; Praises Company for its Continued Commitment to Pennsylvania
3. Pennsylvania Department of Health Lauds Health Care Facilities for Boosting Flu Vaccination Rates among Workforce
4. FDA Takes Enforcement Action Against Pennsylvania Dietary Supplement Maker
5. Brand Drug Copay Coupons Undermine Generics, Raise Health Costs by $1.8 Billion in Pennsylvania
6. Pennsylvania State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications
7. "Prescription for Choice" Easy Pill to Swallow for Pennsylvania
8. Daniels Sharpsmart Expands U.S. Presence With New Pennsylvania Facility
9. University of Pennsylvania Announces Partnership with Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping
10. New Highmark Policy Threatens Pennsylvania Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
11. Regado Biosciences to Present at the IMPACT 2010 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Radiology information ... is used to store, manipulate, and distribute patient ... patient tracking and scheduling system, result reporting, and ... with HIS and other databases improves the hospital ... patient scheduling, patient list management, radiology department workflow ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- Decision Resources Group finds that the laparoscopic device market ... increase to a value of over $4.3 billion by ... the large direct energy device market. In particular, premium-priced ... to the advantages they offer and as new products ... Resources Group,s coverage of the U.S. laparoscopic device market: ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Since last month,s FBI shutdown of online drug marketplace ... online black market for illegal drugs - Evolution Marketplace ... drugs and other illegal items.  New numbers from the ... lowering the numbers of drugs and illegal items available ... But some new sites that have emerged as potentially ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 2U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 3Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 2Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 3
... results from a series of colchicine safety studies ... for colchicine when co-administered with certain commonly prescribed ... potentially life-threatening drug-drug interactions. The ... Basis of a Novel Colchicine Dose Reduction Algorithm ...
... Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up ... of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused ... 500 medications can contribute to oral dryness, including ... blood pressure), decongestants, pain medications, diuretics and antidepressants. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 2Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 3Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 4Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 5Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 2Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 3Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 4Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 5
(Date:12/20/2014)... print component of Healthy Aging is distributed within today’s ... and an estimated readership of 420,000. The digital component ... and across a network of top news sites and ... campaign, click here . , The publication features ... The Social. Lainey Lui, Melissa Grelo, Traci Melchor, ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 Recently, VogueQueen.com, a leading wedding ... Big Sale Online for 2015. Great discounts are ... and old consumers can get a discount, up to ... company’s website before January 30, 2015. , VogueQueen.com has ... launched a prom dress promotion. Many customers worldwide like ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Angeldress.co.uk, the distinguished wedding ... for worldwide dress fans. The company has recently updated ... information. For the holiday season, Angeldress Blog ... wedding apparel. , Angeldress.co.uk prides itself in offering a ... of service. All the company’s outfits are very carefully ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Atore, Inc, (San Francisco, CA CEO: Masashi ... focused portal on December 17th, 2014. , One ... US and Japan. , MERRY BIRTHDAY SITE : ... , MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE is part of 5 future ... Features, Choose from thousands of stock photos to decorate ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Recently, AngelWeddingDress.com has introduced its special offer (called ... Christmas. In the promotion, all buyers worldwide can enjoy ... something special for the women who are looking for ... new collections of 2015 dresses have been unveiled recently. ... discounted prices. Visit our website now before they are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The ladies of The Social urge Canadian women to put themselves first over the holiday season and into the new year in Mediaplanet’s “Women’s Health” campaign 2Health News:VogueQueen Big Sale Online For The Coming 2015 2Health News:Trendy Professional Wedding Apparel Recommended by Angeldress Blog 2Health News:Atore, Inc. Releasing the First Birthday Portal 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Introduced Its Special Offer For The Coming Christmas 2
... drugs used to fight infections represent a public health ... a review published in Clinical Infectious Diseases ... substantially alter clinical care and may lead to worse ... anti-infectives has slowed and the prevalence of multidrug-resistant pathogens ...
... Eighty-five percent of children,s learning is related to vision. ... never had an eye exam or any vision screening ... screenings they typically receive can detect only one or ... of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma are working to ...
... , THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many kidney ... a problem that can cause serious health problems and even ... their findings show that more needs to be done to ... the esophagus, stomach or first part of the intestine -- ...
... LONDON, ON When cancers become aggressive and spread ... about how to stop this development. A new imaging ... Chambers and John Lewis is providing insight into just ... deadly. Certain proteins, such as E-cadherin, are important ...
... While global attention to HIV/AIDS remains strong, a lack ... many developing nations, specifically in the Caribbean. By ... Institute of International Health is hoping to turn the tide ... for nearly 75 percent of the Caribbean,s AIDS cases. ...
... nights and cold weather have you feeling depressed, a new ... by Janis Anderson, PH.D., an associate psychologist in the Brigham ... (ages 21-64) men and women with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ... which one works better. For decades, researchers have known ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Anti-infective drug shortages pose threat to public health and patient care 2Health News:University of Tennessee researchers develop comprehensive, accessible vision testing device 2Health News:Kidney Failure Patients Prone to GI Tract Bleeding 2Health News:Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame aggressive cancers 2Health News:Revamping HIV-prevention programs in the Caribbean 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: