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Reducing Medication Errors

Reducing Medication Errors – Anticoagulation Medication Safety

Overview
Safely Managing Patients on Warfarin
Treatment and Prophylaxis of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and VTE (Venous Thromboembolism)
For more information, contact the MA Coalition, 781-262-6082 or email macoalition@macoalition.org.

Reducing Medication Errors in Ambulatory Settings – Medication List

Patient Medication List
The Coalition is making available a patient medication list to you, your family, and providers of health care. Taking an active role in your care has many advantages. This list will:

  • Assist you in getting ready to visit your doctor;
  • Provide more complete and accurate information to health care providers;
  • Help you track your medications, herbal, and supplement use; and
  • Help your doctor provide a high level of quality care to help you achieve your best possible health.
Overview
Pilot Test Results of Med List
Patient Medication Safety - Actions to Help Protect Yourself
Patient Med List – (The Med List is a two-page Word document. You can print it out, or save it to your own computer so you can complete and update your own medication list.)
Actions for Prescribers – IOM
Actions for Pharmacists - IOM
Comments on the Patient Med List are welcome. Email Effie Brickman at macoalition@macoalition.org.

Reducing Medication Errors in Acute Care Facilities – Reconciling Medications

Overview
Background
Implementation Guide for Safe Practices (A Resource Book of Materials)
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Safe Practice Recommendations
Getting Started
Implementing Reconciling Process
Measurement Strategy
Toolkit
References

Reducing Medication Errors in Acute Care Facilities – Inpatient Processes

Overview and Resources
Best Practice Recommendations for Reducing Medication Errors in Acute Hospitals

Safety First Alerts, tips for clinicians:

  1. Wrong-Route Errors
  2. Improving Prescription/Order Writing
  3. Errors in Transcribing and Administering Medications
  4. Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Medication Errors

Reducing Medication Errors in Long Term Care Facilities – Best Practices

Overview and Safe Practices Workbook Project
Best Practices from DPH

Reducing Medication Errors Consumer Safety

Your Role in Safe Medication Use

 

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