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As articles of interest to healthcare professionals around medications and medication management become available, our clinical staff at MIMS will review and place here so that you have some of the latest information on issues being addressed by other healthcare organisations and professionals.

 

Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare

In this link:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Electronic Medication Management Systems
  • Medication Charts
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Medication Safety Alert
  • And more…

 

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, USA 

In this link:

  • Errors associated with the use of smart infusion pumps
  • Dosing errors in children are associated with inadequate national standards for medication dosing based on patient weight and age
  • High rates of adverse events in long-term care facilities found during the ordering and monitoring stages of care
  • PDA-based drug information sources improve medication safety
  • Medication safety guide for evaluating best practices in ambulatory care is available
  • Potential medication dosing errors among children are common in outpatient pediatrics using both hand-written and electronic prescriptions
  • Toolkit can help hospitals identify and implement successful techniques for reconciling medications at admission