medication errors

Top 5 Spookiest Things Pharmacists Face
Top 5 Spookiest Things Pharmacists FaceIt’s Halloween, which means it’s time to take a close look at the creepiest things affecting pharmacies.
Revisit the “5 Rights” to avoid medication errorsI highly recommend reading his article, and then reflecting on your current office- and hospital-based practices surrounding prescribing medications for children to determine areas to apply these best practice initiatives in your personal work settings.
ISMP issues insulin pen warning after patient deathMore education is needed for diabetic patients after a patient died from incorrectly using an insulin pen, according to a new warning from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
High-Alert Medications
High-Alert MedicationsHigh-alert drugs pose a significant threat to patient safety. There are safeguards that pharmacists should put in place to reduce the risk.
Self-Assessment Tool Can Help Improve Medication SafetyRevised ISMP tool helps pharmacies see where they may be missing best practices.
More Older Patients Have Medication Troubles Than You Think
More Older Patients Have Medication Troubles Than You ThinkWhat problems your older patients are having (and what you can do about it).
WHO Launches Program to Reduce Medication ErrorsHow a program hopes to cut errors in half.
As More Canadian Provinces Mandate Error Reporting, U.S. Experts Call for Similar LawsOntario joins Nova Scotia in making medication dispensing error reporting mandatory, but no states have enacted similar laws.
First Do No HarmThe tools for improving quality are available to almost every pharmacist and pharmacy technician, whose job is to make the system work. But this may be the weakness in pharmacy’s march to quality.
Study Finds Oral Syringes Better for Liquid Pediatric MedsA randomized controlled study has found that oral syringes are more accurate than dosing cups when parents measure doses of liquid medications for their children.