Named one of the top 250 titles of the year by ""Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"", this is most comprehensive examination of the causes of and means to prevent medication errors. Written by the leading pharmacist-expert in the United States and two dozen experts from medicine, nursing, risk management and the pharmaceutical industry, this book captures much of what is known about the causes and prevention of medication errors. A tabular format is used to present practical tips to prevent, reduce, minimize, and mitigate medication errors. Illustrations and color plates demonstrate factors that contribute to medication errors (i.e., illegible handwriting on prescriptions, and drug containers and labels/trade names that are confused with other drug products). The book is thoroughly referenced, and includes a detailed index.
Offers an examination of the causes of and means to prevent medication errors. Written by experts, this book uses a tabular format to present practical tips to prevent, reduce, minimize, and mitigate medication errors. Illustrations and color plates demonstrate factors that contribute to the errors. It is referenced, and includes an index.
Foreword by Dennis S. O'Leary, MD, President, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare OrganizationsPrefacePart I: Introduction1. Causes of Medication Errors by Michael R. CohenPart II: Medication Errors and Human Perspectives2. A Systems Analysis Approach to Medical Error by Lucian L. Leape3. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Medicine by J.W. Senders and S.J. Senders4. One Hospital's Method of Applying Failure Mode and Effects Analysis by Cohen5. High-Alert Medications: Safeguarding Against Errors by Cohen and Charles M. Kilo6. Medication Errors Research by Elizabeth Allan Flynn and Kenneth N. Barker7. Caregivers' Reactions to Making Medication Errors by Zane Robinson Wolf and CohenPart III: Preventing Medication Errors: A Shared Responsibility8. Preventing Medication Errors Related to Prescribing by Cohn9. Preventing Dispensing Errors by Cohen10. Effective Use of Dispensing Automation by Mark Neuenschwander11. Errors Associated with Medication Administration by Cohen12. The Role of Pharmaceutical Trademarks in Medication Errors by Dan Boring, George DiDomizio, and Cohen13. The Role of Drug Packaging and Labeling in Medication Errors by Cohen14. The Patient's Role in Preventing Medication Errors by Stacy A. Weigman and CohenPart IV: Medication Errors in Relations to Specific Diseases and Conditions15. Preventing Medication Errors in Cancer Chemotherapy by Cohen, Roger W. Anderson, Richard M. Attiliio, Laurence Green, Raymond J. Muller, and Jane M. Pruemer16. Pediatric Medication Errors by Yvonne C. D'Antonio and Cohen17. Recognizing and Preventing Errors Involving Immunologic Drugs by John D. Grabenstein, Cohen, and Susan M. ProulxPart V: Medication Errors and Risk Management18. Medication Error Reporting Systems by Diane DeMichele Cousins and Rita Calnan19. The Role of Risk Management in Medication Error Prevention by Judy L. Smetzer, Cohen, and Charles J. Milazzo20. Risk Analysis and Treatment by Cohen and Judy L. SmetzerIndexColor Plates
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