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Are You Prescribing ADHD Medication Correctly? Poison Centers See a 300% Rise in Reports Related to Possible Prescription Errors
The recent surge in ADHD medication-related errors is a pressing concern that demands immediate attention from healthcare providers. Learn how you can minimize risks and improve patient safety.
Psychiatry September 27th 2023
The Stuff of Nightmares: Sleep Deprivation’s Devastating Consequences
New data reveals an alarming prevalence of sleep disorders among physicians, with serious implications for medical errors and patient safety. Learn how prioritizing sleep can be a life-saving measure for both you and your patients.
All Specialties September 27th 2023
Replace Diagnostic Errors with Excellence
Reframing Diagnostic Errors towards Diagnostic Excellence: The Five-step Strategy As diagnostic errors continue to pose a significant challenge in the healthcare sector, Dr. Hardeep Singh from the Baylor College of Medicine offers an innovative approach to not just reduce these errors, but to redefine and promote diagnostic excellence. By following a five-step strategy, both physicians and health organizations can enhance diagnostic procedures, ensuring higher accuracy, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. Here are the key highlights from Dr. Singh’s session at the Internal Medicine Meeting 2023:
Family Medicine/General Practice June 6th 2023
NP Sued for Prescribing Too Much Medication to Patient
Medication Prescribing Error: A Medical Malpractice Case with Tragic Consequences In an evolving healthcare ecosystem, the need for rigorous medication dosing protocols based on patient-specific conditions is underlined in a recent medical malpractice case involving a nurse practitioner and an unfortunate prescription error.
All Specialties June 6th 2023
ISMP Updates Recommendations for Tall Man Lettering for Drug Names
By capitalizing dissimilar letters, tall man writing helps distinguish between distinctive letter characters of similar medicine names that may be mistaken for one another. Since 2008, the ISMP has kept a list of medicine names in uppercase and bolded tall man letters. The organization surveyed 298 healthcare professionals between October and December 2022 to assist in updating the list, and the findings showed that tall man letters were frequently used: 74% of respondents consistently utilize tall man letters for organization-defined drug names in all necessary circumstances, and 80% of respondents said their facility employs tall man letters in all settings and across multiple facilities.
Clinical Pharmacology April 27th 2023