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Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Medication Safety

Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Medication Safety

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Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Medication Safety

Every nurse and nursing student has "important" reference information that they carry along with them into the clinical setting. This pocket-sized handy reference has quick facts about high-alert medications, look-alike drugs, high-risk procedures, assessing risk, error reduction, error reporting, medication administration, and more - ideal for any clinical setting.

• Pocket size makes it handy to carry around and spiral binding allows booklet to lay flat for easy reference.
• 10 easy-to-find tabbed sections make it easy to gain rapid access to hundreds of essential facts, safety strategies, error reduction methods, and more.
• Each section divider features a rapid-reference table of contents so users can quickly locate the information they need within each section.
• Pages are coated so they are water resistant - great for rugged clinical use.
• The sections cover: System Elements, High-Alert Drugs, Look-Alike Drugs, Error-Prone Abbreviation, High-Risk Procedures, Assessing Risk, Error Reporting, Reference Tables, Administration Basics, and a Glossary.
Pocket-sized for portability, these new quick-reference resources provide quick, easy access to the information you need to know! Water- and stain-resistant pages stand up to the daily wear-and-tear of the clinical setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323031394
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 01/14/2005
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 6.32(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

• System Elements

• System Elements of Medication Use
• Medication Process Diagram
• An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medication Use
• Adding a Systems-Based Approach to Medication Use
• System Analysis Reduces Blame
• Ten Key System Elements of Medication Use

• High-Alert Drugs

• Defining High-Alert Medications
• High-Alert Medications by Class/Category/Type
• Specific High-Alert Medications
• Goals for Safeguarding High-Alert Medications
• Key Safety Principles for Safeguarding High-Alert Medications
• Performing a Manual Independent Double-Check
• Safety Information for Selected High-Alert Medications

• Look-Alike Drugs

• Look-Alike Products
• Confirmation Bias
• Safety Strategies for Look-Alike Drug Names And Packages
• Examples of Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Medications
• FDA List of Generic Look-Alike Names and Recommended Revisions
• Safety Strategies for Look/Sound-Alike Drug Names or Look-Alike Packages

• Error-Prone Abbreviation

• Shortcuts Lead to Error
• Joint Commission Requirements
• Error-Prone Abbreviations
• Error-Prone Symbols
• Error-Prone Dose Designations

• High-Risk Procedures

• Definition of High-Risk Procedures
• Examples in Healthcare
• Specific Medication Examples
• Why Nurses Should Focus Attention on High-Risk Procedures
• Patient Controlled Analgesia
• Oral Orders
• Automated Dispensing Cabinets
• Intrathecal Medications
• Verbal/Telephone Orders
• Patient Controlled Analgesia
• Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets

• Assessing Risk

• Prospective Risk Assessment
• Use of the Ten Key Elements to Assess Risk
• Use of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Assess Risk in Processes
• Use of FMEA to Assess Risk in Medical Devices
• Using FMEA to Predict Failures with Infusion Pumps

• Error Reporting

• What Is a Medication Error?
• Why Should Nurses and Other Healthcare Providers Report Medication Errors?
• What Types of Errors and Other Events Should Be Reported?
• What Type of Information Should Be Included in the Report?
• How Should Error Reports Be Categorized?
• External Voluntary Medication Error Reporting Programs

• Reference Tables

• Improving Access to Information
• Solution Compatibility Chart
• Syringe Compatibility Chart
• Equianalgesic Chart
• Selected Do Not Crush Medications
• IM Use Only Medications
• Acetaminophen Combinations Products
• Cross Allergies
• Classification of Medications Using Drug Name Stems
• Dopamine Infusion Rate

• Administration Basics

• Dose Calculators
• Injections – Comparisons of Sites, Needle Sizes, and Volume for IM, Sub-Q, ID Injections
• Comparison of Injection Angles for IM, Sub-Q, ID Injections
• Z-Track Injections
• Methods of IV Medication Administration
• Five “Rights” for the Administration of Medications
• Classification of Fluid Replacement – IV Solutions
• Common IV Solutions: Indications, Precautions, and Incompatibilities
• IV Delivery Methods – Advantages/Disadvantages
• Insulin Administration

• Glossary

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