Focus on Safe Medication Practices

ISBN-10: 0781770785

ISBN-13: 9780781770781

Edition: 2009

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Description: Focus on Safe Medication Practices gives an overview of the risks of various types of medication incidents and preventive strategies. It is designed as an adjunct to comprehensive training in communication skills and dispensing procedures to improve patient safety. The book provides an overview as well as specific examples of medication incidents and prevention strategies.

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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 5/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Defining the Issues
Definitions
Types of Medication Incidents
Studies of Patient Safety
The Impact of Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors
Summary
Reflective Questions
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
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
Common Causes of Medication Incidents and Preventive 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
Underlying Root Causes and Preventive Strategies
Psychological and Human Factors
Dispensing Process
Manufacturer Issues
Reconciliation
Pharmacy Workload
Environment
Organizational Issues
Summary
Reflective Questions
Causes and Preventive Strategies in Specialty Practices
Pediatrics
Compounding
Nonprescription Medications
Immunization
Methadone Treatment
Summary
Reflective Questions
Technological Solutions 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
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
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
Organizations Involved in Patient Safety
Strategies and Tools for Prevention of Specific Types of Problems
Glossary
Index
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