Mary Patricia Tully, Bryony Dean Franklin, "Safety in Medication Use"
2015 | ISBN-10: 1482227002 | 340 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Each chapter is written by one or more authors from around the world who were chosen because of their standing in their field. The book covers three broad areas: problems in the medication use process, approaches to understanding and resolving them, and putting solutions into practice.
Topics discussed include:
Measuring medication errors
Incident reporting and feedback approaches
Communication between health care professionals
Interventions for safer work systems
Electronic prescribing and medication administration record systems
Innovations in dispensing
Patient involvement in medication safety
Each chapter is a primer on the topic, drawing on the international literature, with the chapters on solutions followed by an "expert summary" of the implications for practice. This valuable resource describes an international body of work that shows not only how widespread medication errors are, but also discusses interventions that can reduce such errors to improve patient safety.