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ISMP Medication Safety Best Practices
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Developed with the help of leading medication safety experts, and patterned after the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, the ISMP has issued six 2014-15 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for hospitals.
Reduction in Medication Errors in Hospitals Due to Adoption of Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems
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The findings of this study suggest that computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems can substantially reduce the frequency of medication errors in inpatient acute-care settings; however, it is unclear whether this translates into reduced harm for patients.
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors Patient Fact Sheet
Current average rating is 4 stars.
These tips tell consumers what they can do to get safer care.
MATCH Medication Reconciliation Toolkit
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Use the materials in the toolkit as guidance for developing a medication reconciliation process in your hospital or outpatient practice setting.
Measures: Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications
Current average rating is 5 stars.
Care teams should measure each of the key interventions recommended in the How-to Guide: Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications.
Measures: Prevent Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation)
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Care teams should measure each of the evidence-based interventions for preventing adverse drug events using medication reconciliation recommended in the How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation).
What happens when things go wrong?
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What happens to the family of the injured pediatric patient and to the health care providers after an adverse event involving anesthesia occurs?
Introduction to Trigger Tools for Identifying Adverse Events
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The use of triggers, or clues, to identify adverse events is an effective method for measuring the overall level of harm from medical care in a health care organization.
Anticoagulant Toolkit: Reducing Adverse Drug Events
Current average rating is 5 stars.
ADEs associated with anticoagulants can be reduced by implementing recognized safe practices in high-risk areas, redesigning care processes, partnering with patients and families, and maximizing communications within and across the care continuum.
How-to Guide: Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications — Rural Hospitals Supplement
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This How-to Guide specifically tailored for rural hospitals describes key evidence-based care components for preventing harm from high-alert medications, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
Annotated Bibliography for Preventing Harm from High-Alert Medications
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This annotated bibliography presents selected literature for preventing harm from high-alert medications.
How-to Guide: Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications — Pediatric Supplement
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This How-to Guide specifically tailored for pediatrics describes key evidence-based care components for preventing harm from high-alert medications, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications
Current average rating is 4 stars.
This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for preventing harm from high-alert medications, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
Preventing Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation): Patient and Family Fact Sheet
Current average rating is 5 stars.
This resource for patients and families provides an overview of how to prevent adverse drug events by reconciling medications at all transitions in care (at admission, transfer, and discharge).
Testing Changes to Implement Medication Reconciliation: Sample PDSA Cycles
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This worksheet provides an example of testing changes to reduce unreconciled medications using multiple Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) testing cycles.
How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation) — Rural Hospitals Supplement
Current average rating is 3 stars.
This How-to Guide specifically tailored for rural hospitals describes key evidence-based care components to prevent ADEs by implementing medication reconciliation at all transitions in care.
Annotated Bibliography for Preventing Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation)
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This annotated bibliography presents selected literature for preventing adverse drug events (ADEs) by implementing medication reconciliation.
How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation) — Pediatric Supplement
Current average rating is 4 stars.
This How-to Guide specifically tailored for pediatrics describes key evidence-based care components to prevent ADEs by implementing medication reconciliation at all transitions in care.
How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation)
Current average rating is 5 stars.
This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components to prevent ADEs by implementing medication reconciliation at all transitions in care.
Pediatric ADE Patient Record Review Sheet [Included in Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Drug Events]
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A one-page form that can be used to register information obtained from individual pediatric patient records during a review for adverse drug events (ADEs), included in the Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Drug Events.
IHI Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Drug Events
Current average rating is 5 stars.
A method for using "triggers," or clues, in patient records to identify ADEs that may not have been reported through traditional mechanisms).
Pediatric Trigger Toolkit: Measuring Adverse Drug Events in the Children’s Hospital
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This tool provides a powerful yet simple method to detect medication-related harm in pediatric inpatients.
Your Role in Safe Medication Use: A Guide for Patients and Families
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An extensive eight-page guide for patients and their families about how to ensure safe medication use in a variety of settings including the pharmacy, hospital, and home. If followed, these guidelines can help to reduce the risk of ADEs.
What You Need to Know About Medication Safety: A Guide for New Patients
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A list of medication safety guidelines for patients to follow before treatment, during treatment and after treatment, including a medication card where patients can list all medications, including herbal supplements, that they are taking.
Medication Reconciliation Flowsheet
Current average rating is 4 stars.
A flowsheet designed to help nursing personnel determine the appropriate next steps to take when an unreconciled medication is identified during a medication reconciliation review at the time a patient is admitted.
  
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