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Focus on Safe Medication Practices
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Focus on Safe Medication Practices

by Christine Stewart, Ian Stewart
 

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ISBN-10: 0781770785

ISBN-13: 9780781770781

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Focus on Safe Medication Practices explains how and why medication errors occur and provides strategies and procedures for both preventing and managing medication incidents. The text includes careful guidelines, prevention strategies, thought-provoking questions, and plenty of case studies. To assist readers in developing and implementing safe medication

Overview

Focus on Safe Medication Practices explains how and why medication errors occur and provides strategies and procedures for both preventing and managing medication incidents. The text includes careful guidelines, prevention strategies, thought-provoking questions, and plenty of case studies. To assist readers in developing and implementing safe medication practices, the book focuses on eight essential goals—becoming aware of the issue; learning the terminology; understanding the scope and frequency of incidents; identifying common types of errors; recognizing medication incident issues within specific specialty areas; identifying potential sources of error; implementing measures to reduce the risk of incidents; and dealing with medication incidents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781770781
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Defining the Issues

  • Definitions
  • Types of Medication Incidents
  • Studies of Patient Safety
  • The Impact of Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 2: Why Medication Incidents Occur

  • Error Theory
  • Studies of Contributory Factors
  • Classification of Contributory Factors
  • Immediate or Common Causes of Medication Incidents
  • Root or System Causes of Medication Incidents
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 3: Prevention of Medication Incidents: Risk Management to Improve Patient Safety

  • Elements of Risk Management in Pharmacy
  • System Preventive Strategies
  • General Preventive Strategies for Organizations
  • Preventive Strategies for Pharmacies
  • Personal Preventive Strategies
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 4: Common Causes of Medication Incidents and Preventions Strategies

  • Illegible Handwriting
  • Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Medications
  • Verbal Prescriptions
  • Faxed Prescriptions
  • Missing Information
  • Abbreviations and Symbols
  • Calculation and Decimal Point Errors
  • Drug Device Errors
  • Lack of Patient Education/Understanding
  • Failed Communication with Patients
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 5: Underlying Root Causes and Prevention Strategies

  • Psychological and Human Factors
  • Dispensing Process
  • Manufacturer Issues
  • Reconciliation
  • Pharmacy Workload
  • Environment
  • Organizational Issues
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 6: Causes and Preventions Strategies in Specialty Practices

  • Pediatrics
  • Compounding
  • Nonprescription Medications
  • Immunization
  • Methadone Treatment
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 7: Technological Solutions to Promoting Safe Medication Practices

  • Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
  • E-prescribing
  • Bar Code Technology
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Automated Dispensing
  • Other Technologies That Can Reduce Medication Error Rates
  • Limitations of Technology in Medication Error Reduction
  • Automation Case Study
  • Unit-Dose Systems
  • Point-of-Care Medication Administration Systems
  • The Impact of Facilities Design
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 8: Dealing with Medication Incidents in Pharmacy

  • Plan of Action for Handling a Medication Incident
  • Protocol for Handling a Medication Incident
  • Incident Reporting
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Communication of a Medication Incident/Disclosure
  • Staff Issues During a Medication Incident
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Chapter 9: Instituting Safe Medication Practices in Pharmacy

  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Self-Assessment
  • Other Methods for Improving Patient Safety
  • Developing a Patient Safety Plan
  • Barriers to Patient Medication Safety
  • Summary
  • Reflective Questions
  • Appendix A: Organizations Involved in Patient Safety

    Appendix B: Strategies and Tools for Prevention of Specific Types of Problems

Glossary

Index

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