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Speak Up: En el consultorio del medico

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Vea el cuarto en una serie de videos animados del programa Speak Up™ de The Joint Commission, este sobre ir al consultorio del médico. Conocerán a Marge Popple, quien aprende porqué es importante anotar preguntas acerca de su salud, compartir una lista de medicamentos con el doctor, y comprender perfectamente todo lo que se explica durante exámenes médicos.
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06/01/2011
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Speak Up: Take Medication Safely

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See the third in The Joint Commission’s series of animated Speak Up™ videos, this one on taking medication safely. The cast of characters encounter everyday situations where they have to read instructions, ask for directions and inspect labels, just like you do for medications to make sure you take them safely. Be sure to share this new video with your family and friends!
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05/04/2011
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Speak Up: Tomar medicamentos de manera segura

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Vea el tercero en la serie de videos animados del programa Speak Up™, sobre como tomar medicamentos de manera segura. El reparto de caracteres se encuentra con situaciones diarias donde tienen que leer instrucciones, pedir direcciones e inspeccionar etiquetas, igual como se hace para tomar medicamentos de manera segura. ¡Comparta este nuevo video con su familia y amigos!
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05/04/2011
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 39: Preventing pediatric medication errors

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Errors associated with medications are believed to be the most common type of medical error and are a significant cause of preventable adverse events.

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04/11/2008
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Speak Up: Help Avoid Mistakes With Your Medicines

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Medicine mistakes happen every day—at the doctor’s office or hospital, even at home. You can get the wrong medicine. Or, you can be given the wrong amount of medicine.

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04/01/2008
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Speak Up: My Medication List Wallet Card - Expanded

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List all of your prescription medicines,over-the-counter medicines (for example, aspirin) vitamins, herbs diet supplements, natural remedies, amount of alcohol you drink each day or week, ...

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02/07/2007
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The Sorry Works! Coalition: Making the Case for Full Disclosure

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The Sorry Works! Coalition, an organization of doctors, lawyers, insurers, and patient advocates, is dedicated to promoting full disclosure and apologies for medical errors.

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05/26/2006
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 35: Using medication reconciliation to prevent errors

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Medication reconciliation is the process of comparing a patient's medication orders to all of the medications that the patient has been taking.

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01/25/2006
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 23: Medication errors related to potentially dangerous abbreviations

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One of the major causes of medication errors is the ongoing use of potentially dangerous abbreviations and dose expressions.

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09/01/2001
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 19: Look-alike, sound-alike drug names

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Since the initial publication of the Joint Commission's Sentinel Event Alert in 1998, several issues have been devoted to the topic of medication errors and the identification, prevention, and...

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05/01/2001
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 16: Mix-up Leads to a Medication Error

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Recently, the Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners approved new and revised standards directly focused on patient safety and medical/health care error reduction in hospitals.

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02/27/2001
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 11: High-Alert Medications and Patient Safety

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Since the Joint Commission began tracking sentinel events in 1995, the Accreditation Committee of the Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners has reviewed 89 cases related to medication errors.

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11/19/1999

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