Medication Safety: A Guide for Health Care Facilities

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ASHP, 2005 - Medical - 380 pages
Medication safety is the most challenging goal for pharmacy practice and patient safety professionals in all health care facilities. This book serves as an essential reference guide for planning and implementing a medication safety program. Written by nationally-recognized experts, Medication Safety: A Guide for Health Care Facilities provides a comprehensive analysis of principles and practices associated with the prevention and identification of medication errors, as well as interdisciplinary, facility-wide recommendations for achieving medication safety in all settings.

This book is divided into four sections so users can easily find the information they need: the Importance of Medication Safety, the Medication Safety Team, Building a Safe Medication Use System, and Measuring Medication Safety.

Chapters include information on:
  • Business and financial justification for patient safety
  • Best practices and scientific evidence
  • Internal reporting and education
  • Leadership in patient safety
  • Medication safety in clinical trials
  • Medication safety assessment tools
  • The role of the pharmacist in medication safety
  • Safe use of technology in medication safety
  • Poison centers
  • Use of drug information resources
    ...and more!

 

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Contents

MedicationUse Safety as a Problem in Public Policy
1
The Role of the Leader in Advancing Patient Safety
17
A Business Case for Patient Safety?
33
Blueprint for a Culture of Safety
41
What to Focus on First Prioritizing SafetyImprovement Initiatives
57
Thinking about Accidents and Systems
73
Building an Effective MedicationSafety Team
89
The PracticeChange System Applied to Medication Safety
107
Application of Human Factors Engineering in Process and Equipment Design
201
Safe SupplyChain Management
227
RootCause Analysis and Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Two Proactive HarmPrevention Strategies
237
Drug Information Resources and Medication Safety
253
Patient Safety in Clinical Trials
275
Poison Centers A Key Component of the PatientSafety System
291
MedicationSafety SelfAssessments
299
Characteristics of HighReliability Organizations
319

Federal Government State Government and PrivateSector Roles in Improving Medication Safety
121
Applying Best Practices and Scientific Evidence to Improving Patient Safety
141
The Role of Effective Communication in Health Care Delivery Systems
163
Designing an Internal Reporting and Learning System
171
The Safe Use of Technology in Hospitals and Health Systems
185
International Perspectives on Patient Safety
327
The Science of PatientSafety Research
351
The Role of the Patient and Family in Preventing Medication Errors
367
Index
375
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