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JCAHO Sentinel Events. Medication Error Prevention Programs. Medical Error Reporting. Guidance regarding patient safety.

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Adverse Event and Medical Product Problem Reporting to FDA - MedWatch [16493] ?

Use the MedWatch program for reporting significant adverse events with medical products

Comprehensive Surgical Checklist [pdf] [40156] ?

Includes recommendations from Wordl Health Organization and the Joint Commission

Dangerous Abbreviations [18482] ?

Common medication errors due to abbreviations

Updated Delays in Treatment [18799] ?

Sentinel event data reveal that such serious problems can occur in any hospital unit, not just ER

Drug and Medical Device Safety [16968] ?

Reference materials related to drug and medical device safety

Drug Name Confusion: Preventing Medication Errors [pdf] [18479] ?

Health care professionals often report confusion between similar brand and generic names

ECRI Patient Safety [24286] ?

Some of the reports and risk analyses from ECRI

Entrapment Hazards with Hospital Bed Side Rails [23645] ?

Additional safety measures should be considered for patients identified as high risk for entrapment

Family Physician's Role in Reducing Medical Errors [16173] ?

Family physicians can take several steps to help reduce medical errors and improve patient safety

FDA Medical Product Safety Information [16494] ?

Databases regarding medical safety alerts for drugs, biologics, devices, dietary supplements

FDA MedWatch [22448] ?

FDA Adverse Event Reporting Program

Guidelines for the Use and Handling of Hazardous Drugs [pdf] [13476] ?

Full text of a hazardous drug handling policy in use by a major university's medical center

Hospital Bed Safety in Hospitals and Nursing Homes [24739] ?

Risk Assessment for Hospital Bed Entrapment and more

Hospital Bed Side Rails [pdf] [23646] ?

Clinical Guidance for the Assessment and Implementation of Bed Rails in Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities and Home Ca

Hospital Bed System Dimensional and Assessment Guidance to Reduce Entrapment [23648] ?

FDA recommendations for manufacturers of new hospital beds and for facilities with existing beds

Hospital Beds & the Vulnerable Patient [16582] ?

FAQ on entrapment issues

Institute for Safe Medication Practices [5136] ?

Provides education & alerts about adverse drug events and their prevention

Updated JCAHO Sentinel Event Alerts and Solutions [7154] ?

Reference materials related to medical and medication errors

Joint Commission Official Do Not Use List [8980] ?

The Joint Commission's 2014 list of medical abbreviations that should not be used

Life Safety Code Amendment Allows Alcohol Based Hand Rubs in Healthcare Facilities [pdf] [11502] ?

Amendment to the 2003 NFPA Life Safety Code permits the use of alcohol-based handrub solutions in patient rooms (pdf)

Medical Errors: Tips to Help Prevent Them [24571] ?

Patients who are involved with their care can help prevent medical errors

Medication Error Index [23731] ?

The USP Medication Errors Reporting Program has implemented this index for use in the USP database

Medication Errors in Hospitals: A Practical Tool Kit [16697] ?

To use when considering how best to proceed in choosing and applying a variety of technological solutions

Medication Safety and Labeling [24142] ?

USP's medication and safety initiatives

Medications & Patient Safety [15013] ?

AHSP Center on Patient Safety

Morse Fall Scale [pdf] [27329] ?

Systematic assessment of a patient's fall risk factors

National Center for Patient Safety [21810] ?

Root cause analysis, Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, etc. used by VA hospitals

NCC MERP Council Recommendations About Medication Errors [18481] ?

Provides recommendations to reduce medication errors

Nursing Medication Errors [5224] ?

A series of articles on the topic

OTC Medication Safety [583] ?

Consumer information on the proper use of nonprescription & prescription medicines

Patient Fall Risk Assessment Tool [pdf] [26758] ?

A form used to score a patient's risk for falling

Patient Falls Toolkit [27324] ?

Reduce the number of falls as well as the severity of the falls that do occur

Patient Safety Assessment Tool [28889] ?

Used to conduct an objective assessment of a patient safety program

Updated Patient Safety Care Plan - Suicide Prevention [26750] ?

A fill-in-the-blank template for developing a safety plan with a patient at increased risk for a suicide attempt

Patient Safety Network [18798] ?

Online resources for improving patient safety

Patient Safety Principles for Office-Based Surgery [25427] ?

Utilizing Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, Deep Sedation/Analgesia, or General Anesthesia

Updated Patient Safety Resources [27819] ?

Helping patients become more actively involved in better clinical outcomes

Patient Safety Topics [15025] ?

Reference documents and tools to help health care providers with patient safety

Patient Safety Topics [15028] ?

National Patient Safety Foundation materials

Quality & Patient Safety [15009] ?

Advice on reducing medical errors and promoting patient safety

Quality and Patient Safety Resources [18653] ?

Guidance on efforts to develop a culture of safety

Updated Report a Complaint About a Health Care Organization [5015] ?

Complaint information is used to strengthen the oversight activities of the JCAHO

Restraint and Seclusion - Patient Risk Management Guide [pdf] [17655] ?

Suggested strategies for reducing risk

Restraints: Safety Without Restraints [16732] ?

Alternatives to the use of restraints with elderly patients

Safety Syringe Evaluation [pdf] [32061] ?

A safety feature evaluation form

Sample Outline for a Patient Safety Plan [pdf] [16935] ?

To help reduce medical errors in health care

Updated Sentinel Event Statistics [26684] ?

Statistics identifying causes, trends, settings and outcomes of patient safety events

Significant Link Between Worker and Patient Safety [pdf] [40454] ?

Patient wellbeing is closely tied to the safety and health of the workers who care for them

Surgical Safety Checklist [25392] ?

World Health Organization created this safety checklist

To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System [16267] ?

Full text of the IOM report on patient safety and medical errors

Updated Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery [24564] ?

Guidance for implementing the Universal Protocol

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [15031] ?

FDA program for vaccine safety

Vaccine Safety [24222] ?

Issues of interest such as side effects, additives, etc

Updated Wandering and Elopement in Nursing Homes [23655] ?

Cognitively impaired individuals who wander are at high risk of injury


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Patient transfer techniques, use of lift equipment, patient transfer teams

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Handbooks for medical staff and patients, departmental resources

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Case developments, articles, resources related to medical law

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Textbooks, adverse events, anesthesia safety and related materials

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Infection control in hospitals and healthcare institutions

Medicine / Pharmaceuticals
Clinical resources on pharmacology

Medicine / Radiation
Resources related to nuclear medicine

Risk Mgt / Medical Liability
Medical malpractice, risk management in medicine, insurance, etc.

Safety / Medical Devices
FDA regulatory guidance for manufacturers of medical devices

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Departments and agencies of US Food and Drug Administration


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