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Medication Errors
Second Edition
by Michael R. Cohen

Medication Errors provides the health care community with practical guidance to make patients who take or receive medications safer.

Features:

  • Numerous insights into the causes of medication errors, including drug names, drug packaging and labeling, and error-prone abbreviations and dose expressions
  • In-depth analysis of prescribing errors, dispensing errors, drug administration errors, and errors related to drug-delivery devices, using examples of actual errors for illustration
  • Detailed discussions of specialty areas fraught with risk: cancer chemotherapy, pediatric and neonatal patients, and immunologic drugs
  • Dozens of tables and figures throughout, plus a color plate section, capturing key information concisely

Contents

Preparing for Action

  • Systems Analysis and Redesign: The Foundation of Medical Error Prevention
  • Research on Errors in Dispensing and Medication Administration
  • Health Care Providers' Experiences with Making Fatal Medication Errors

Understanding the Causes of Medication Errors

  • Causes of Medication Errors
  • Root Cause Analysis of Medication Errors
  • The Role of Drug Names in Medication Errors
  • The Role of Drug Packaging and Labeling in Medication Errors
  • Error-Prone Abbreviations and Dose Expressions

Preventing Medication Errors: A Shared Responsibility

  • Preventing Prescribing Errors
  • Preventing Dispensing Errors
  • Preventing Drug Administration Errors
  • Preventing Medication Errors Related to Drug Delivery Devices
  • The Patient's Role in Preventing Medication Errors

Preventing Medication Errors: Specific Medications, Patients, and Conditions

  • High-Alert Medications: Safeguarding Against Errors
  • Using Technology to Prevent Medication Errors
  • Preventing Medication Errors in Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Preventing Medication Errors in Pediatric and Neonatal Patients
  • Preventing Medication Errors with Immunologic Drugs

Reducing Risks and Creating a Just Culture of Safety

  • Medication Error Reporting Systems
  • Disclosing Medication Errors to Patients and Families
  • Health Care Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • The Clinical Bioethics of Safe Medication Practices
  • Managing Medication Risks Through a Culture of Safety

Index

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Medication Errors
Second Edition
by Michael R. Cohen

2007 680 pages $101.00 + shipping
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