Improving the Quality of the Medication Use Process: Error Prevention and Reducing Adverse Drug Events / Edition 1

Improving the Quality of the Medication Use Process: Error Prevention and Reducing Adverse Drug Events / Edition 1

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

Open up Improving the Quality of the Medication Use Process: Error Prevention and Reducing Adverse Drug Events, and you'll gain instant access to crucial data pertaining to the prevention, detection, and research of error in health care, specifically in the pharmacy profession. Under the direction of this collection of current and timely chapters, you'll find

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Open up Improving the Quality of the Medication Use Process: Error Prevention and Reducing Adverse Drug Events, and you'll gain instant access to crucial data pertaining to the prevention, detection, and research of error in health care, specifically in the pharmacy profession. Under the direction of this collection of current and timely chapters, you'll find that you can become more adept at defining error, determining the factors that contribute to error, and deciding how medication errors can be reduced and even completely prevented.

Each year, an estimated 120,000 preventable deaths and nearly 1,000,000 injuries occur during the course of medical treatment—a staggering and alarming figure. Improving the Quality of the Medication Use Process takes a hard look at such misguided health care and proposes quick and effective methods for intervention on the part of the individual professional and the health care community at large. These and other topics will help you in your efforts to identify error and design methods of error prevention:

  • the causes of medication errors
  • strategies relative to system modifications—practice standards, packaging, labeling, and product identity
  • accountability issues from various multidisciplinary health care sectors
  • the medical, ethical, and public policy considerations associated with medication errors and patient injuries
  • various system and practice initiatives currently being implemented to facilitate the medication use process

    Improving the Quality of the Medication Use Process is a book for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, health care system managers, the pharmaceutical industry, and the average citizen who has been in the health care system and wants to be informed before the next trip to the office or drugstore. Read it, and you'll find that you more clearly understand the problems leading up to adverse drug events. You'll also feel more dedicated to taking the proactive measures that will minimize or even eliminate medication errors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789004581
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

ContentsMedication Misadventuring as a Public Policy Issue

  • Danger at the Drug Store: Can Pharmacists Prevent Adverse Drug Events?
  • Adverse Drug Events: A Patient's Right to Know
  • A Regulatory Response to the Occurrence of Adverse Drug Events
  • The State Boards of Pharmacy Response to the Occurrence of Adverse Drug Events
  • Practitioner Experiences as a Catalyst for Change: The USP Medication Errors Reporting Program
  • Assessing the Performance of the Medication Use Process: Joint Commission Perspective
  • Health Professions Responsibility for Reducing Adverse Drug Events
  • Pharmacist's Role in Reducing Adverse Drug Events
  • Nurse's Role in Reducing Adverse Drug Events
  • Reducing Adverse Drug Events: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Role of Information Systems in Reducing Adverse Drug Events
  • Re-Engineering the Medication Use Process in an Organized Health Care System
  • Reengineering a Pharmacy Practice to Reduce Adverse Drug Events
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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