Federico F. Preventing harm from high-alert medication. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2007 Sept;33(9):537-542.
The author describes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 5 Million Lives Campaign intervention to prevent patient harm from high-alert medications, starting with a focus on anticoagulants, sedatives, narcotics, and insulin. This article is the second in a series on the 5 Million Lives Campaign.