ASHP's Safety and Quality Pearls

ASHP's Safety and Quality Pearls

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ASHPa€™s Safety and Quality Pearls, a premiere session at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, outlined several examples of innovative approaches to improving patient safety and quality of care in various U.S. and foreign health systems. This book pulls together 20 of the original 27 presentations offered at this session to help you move beyond general statements of problems and recommendations to specific, practical advice on solutions from the perspective of pharmacists and technicians who are living with the realities of these medication use issues every day.Topics have been expanded and updated to help you: Comply with clinical guidelines and/or national quality standards. Utilize quality improvement tools. And, initiate and expand with technology and devices. The abundance of information presented by authors representing both large and small health systems, public and private institutions; academic medical centers; government health care facilities; and small outpatient clinics will inspire you to attempt similar interventions in your own institutions, if you havena€™t already done so.One additional change included a heparin sticker pilot project on a few high-use nursing units (see Figure 3.2). ... utilized including an article in the hospital newsletter, presentations to multidisciplinary service lines, distribution of flyers throughout the hospital, ... Hold heparin (if indicated) ______ Increase/Decrease heparin drip rate by ______units/hr to ______ units/hr or ______ mL/hr Next PTT due atanbsp;...

Title:ASHP's Safety and Quality Pearls
Author: Melodi J. McNeil
Publisher:ASHP - 2008-04-21

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