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February 2014

In this month’s issue:

  • Medication Errors with Anticoagulants.  Errors involving anticoagulants, particularly warfarin, are one of the most common in long-term care facilities. This article discusses why they are common, and in its CheckItOut! column, discusses strategies to prevent errors with anticoagulants.
  • 2014-2014 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices.Discusses the applicability of these best practices, originally developed for hospitals, in long-term care facilities.  Of note, is a report of a serious error involving weekly oral methotrexate related to one of these best practices.
  • Adverse Drug Events in Elderly Residents on Long Term Nitrofurantoin. Discusses serious adverse drug events in elderly resident with long term use of nitrofurantoin, and what can be done to prevent these ADEs. 
  • SafetyWires: Help Coming for fentaNYL patches. Discusses new FDA requirements for manufacturers of fentaNYL patches designed to reduce medication errors involving these patches.
  • AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Presents information about a free AHRQ survey for nursing homes on Patient Safety Culture, that is confidential and allows comparison to other nursing homes.
  • Report medication errors to ISMP. Share your medication safety stories and error reports in confidence by calling ISMP 1-800-FAILSAF(E), via our website (www.ismp.org/merp), or by email (ismpinfo@ismp.org). Reporter identity and location remain strictly confidential and are never published. Anonymous reports are also accepted. 

Report medication errors to ISMP. Share your medication safety stories and error reports in confidence by calling ISMP 1-800-FAILSAF(E), via our website (www.ismp.org/merp), or by email (ismpinfo@ismp.org). Reporter identity and location remain strictly confidential and are never published. Anonymous reports are also accepted. 

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