Adverse effects of medication

Innovations

24-Hour Inpatient Pulse Oximetry Monitoring Reduces Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers 02/11/14

Most inpatient units at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center use round-the-clock monitoring via a pulse oximetry system that recognizes the early signs of deterioration in patients. Tracking blood...

Daily Bathing With Antiseptic Agent Significantly Reduces Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Intensive Care Unit Patients 12/18/13

Nurses and nurse aids in intensive care units bathe patients each day using washcloths impregnated with an antiseptic agent (chlorhexidine gluconate). This practice significantly reduced hospital-...

Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction 05/22/13

In partnership with Walgreens, Washington Adventist Hospital provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission. Known as WellTransitions ® , this...

Multifaceted Program Featuring Guideline, Training, and Incentives Reduces Prescribing of High-Dose Opioid Therapy in Patients With Chronic Pain 05/25/12

Using state guidelines as a framework, Group Health implemented a multifaceted program in its integrated group practice to promote appropriate prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy for...

State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate 05/18/12

In response to a State law requiring hospitals to promote appropriate antibiotic use, the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program in the California Department of Public Health provides education...

QualityTools

Medication Safety Tools 11/19/13

These three online resources funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings improve medication safety and...

Tools To Facilitate Diagnosis, Follow-Up, and Management of Postpartum Depression 08/12/13

This supplemental appendix for the Translating Research into Practice for Postpartum Depression (TRIPPD) effectiveness study provides a set of tools to facilitate diagnosis, follow-up, and management of postpartum depression.

The tools...

The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Resource Guide for Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes (Second Edition) 03/13/12

This guide for payers, plans, provider groups, patient advocacy groups, and all medication therapy management service providers discusses the rationale for including comprehensive medication management services in integrated patient-centered care...

MedWatch Safety Alerts 11/11/10

MedWatch is a free tool for providers and consumers that offers many ways to help them stay informed about the medical products they prescribe, use, or dispense every day. MedWatch provides safety alerts directly to users through the channel they...

Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) 06/08/10

The Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) is a computerized information database designed to support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) postmarketing safety surveillance program for all approved drug and therapeutic biologic products....

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