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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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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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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 Items: Behavioral Health Care , Medication Errors , Sentinel Event

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. NOTE: This Sentinel Event Alert was retired in August 2016.

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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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This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired. This concern is addressed in Information Management standard IM.02.02.01, elements of performance 2 and 3, which include a “Do Not Use” list of abbreviations.

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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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This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired. August 2015.

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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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This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired. August 2015.

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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