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June 10, 2019

Practical steps to reduce med errors

 By focusing on five key rules of medication therapy, clinicians can reduce the occurrence of medication errors and improve patient safety. These key rules include the […]
June 3, 2019

Pharmacokinetic Dosing Errors

Medication errors associated with pharmacokinetics can sometimes get overlooked. Oftentimes, dosing errors occur but may go unreported. This can be especially true when dealing with aminoglycosides. […]
May 27, 2019

Medication Error Reporting

“Between January and December 1990, the number of medication error reports received per month ranged from 73 to 141. In that year the number of errors […]
May 20, 2019

Medication Histories

Medication histories are important in preventing prescription errors and consequent risks to patients. Apart from preventing prescription errors, accurate medication histories are also useful in detecting […]
May 13, 2019

Assessing Causation: Disease or Drug?

Assessing cause and effect can often be challenging in a medical malpractice case. However, when the suspected cause involves a medication, the analysis is typically straightforward. […]
May 6, 2019

Serotonin Syndrome: A Case Review

  Previously we were asked to evaluate a 50 year old patient who was admitted for chest pain and SOB. The patient had a prior history […]
April 29, 2019

Corrective Actions to Reduce Medication Errors

Unfortunately we all make mistakes, even physicians. So when it comes down to the care of a patient it is important to take all appropriate measures […]
April 22, 2019

Are We Underreporting?

According to a July 2016 Pharmacy Times article by Alan Polnariev, PharmD, MS, CGP entitled Overcoming Obstacles to Medication Error Reporting (http://ow.ly/1RH330jqiWG), as of 2013 between […]
April 15, 2019

Mechanism of Action: Does it matter?

Understanding the mechanism of action (MOA) of a medication can prove beneficial in understanding how the drug will behave. It also helps determine the potential for […]
April 8, 2019

Med Error Tracking Programs

Most hospitals practice continuous quality improvement and therefore have some type of medication error program in place. In many instances, we find that hospitals have an […]
April 1, 2019

Assessing Causation in a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice case reviews can present a number of challenges to all parties. This is especially true with a expert witness. On occasion, an expert might […]
March 26, 2019

Medication Error Rates

According to ISMP, “A national or other regional medication error rate does not exist. It is not possible to establish a national medication error rate or […]
March 18, 2019

The Unforgivable Error

In order to reduce medication errors, it is essential that they first be identified and reported, a key component of Root Cause Analysis. This process helps […]