Top Health Technology Hazards for 2019

The Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) institute publishes an annual list of the top technology health hazards that they believe warrant the greatest attention by hospitals for the coming year. These potential safety issues involve the use of both medical devices and complex online information systems.1 By informing hospitals of these potential safety issues the [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing High-Alert Medication Errors in Hospital Patients (Part 2)

In the previous blog post an overview of high-alert medications was provided. The term “high-alert medications” was defined, four classes of drugs commonly included in high-alert medication lists were identified, and general prevention strategies were outlined. Knowledge and awareness regarding the consequences of high-alert medication errors is valuable. However, it may be even more important [...]

By | October 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing High-Alert Medication Errors in Hospital Patients

When a person is admitted to the hospital due to a disease, illness, or injury there is a reasonable expectation that if medication is needed it will be appropriate for the individual’s specific condition and prescribed at a safe dosage. However, mistakes involving medications are among one of the most common healthcare errors resulting in [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments