Medication Safety: A Guide for Health Care Facilities
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.
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MedicationUse Safety as a Problem in Public Policy
The Role of the Leader in Advancing Patient Safety
A Business Case for Patient Safety?
Blueprint for a Culture of Safety
What to Focus on First Prioritizing SafetyImprovement Initiatives
Thinking about Accidents and Systems
Building an Effective MedicationSafety Team
The PracticeChange System Applied to Medication Safety
Application of Human Factors Engineering in Process and Equipment Design
Safe SupplyChain Management
RootCause Analysis and Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Two Proactive HarmPrevention Strategies
Drug Information Resources and Medication Safety
Patient Safety in Clinical Trials
Poison Centers A Key Component of the PatientSafety System
Characteristics of HighReliability Organizations
Federal Government State Government and PrivateSector Roles in Improving Medication Safety
Applying Best Practices and Scientific Evidence to Improving Patient Safety
The Role of Effective Communication in Health Care Delivery Systems
Designing an Internal Reporting and Learning System
The Safe Use of Technology in Hospitals and Health Systems
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