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Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

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.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Medication Errors, Sentinel Event Alert

04/11/2008

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.

Related Topics: Transitions of Care Patient Information, Speak Up, Medication Errors, General Public

04/01/2008

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, ...

Related Topics: Speak Up, Patient Education, Medication Errors, General Public

02/07/2007

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

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.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Medication Errors, Sentinel Event

05/26/2006

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

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.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Medication Errors, Sentinel Event Alert

01/25/2006

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

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.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Medication Errors, Sentinel Event Alert

09/01/2001

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

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...

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Medication Errors

05/01/2001

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

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.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Medication Errors, Sentinel Event Alert

02/27/2001

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

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.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Medication Errors

11/19/1999

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