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Monthly Archives: April 2016

News Corner: IT Attention Needed to Address Top Patient Safety Concerns

While technology in the hospital is largely invisible from the patient perspective, if implemented correctly, it can make a big difference in the quality of care patients receive. To view a tangible example of the importance of this technology in…

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News Corner: Lack of Initiative Minimizes Ability to Catch Medication Errors

A significant amount of time and money is spent in hospitals each year to implement technology to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety. However, if the technology is not fully functional, facilities may not be benefiting as they had…

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News Corner: Best Practices to Prevent Drug Diversion

Following a series of public punishments from the DEA for drug diversion at hospitals and health systems nationwide, it’s time to stop viewing drug diversion as an uncommon practice. Instead, hospital and health system leaders need to recognize that “Drug…

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How to Prevent Duplicate Medication Dispenses

Medication errors in hospitals is a serious and widespread issue that can have serious consequences for both the patient and the facility. One type of preventable error that occurs is when a patient is given duplicate medication due to being…

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News Corner: Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs: Guidelines or Requirements?

Over 10 years after the publication of the 2004 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert, “Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings,” there remains a lack of emphasis on safe handling…

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