Acute Care Volume 22, Issue 10

Medication Safety Alert! May 18, 2017

In this week's issue:

Featured article

In January 2017, we invited readers of our acute care, community/ambulatory care, long-term care, and nursing newsletters to complete an online survey to learn about the use of verbal orders that are spoken aloud (face-to-face), provided via telephone, or left on voicemail. The survey directed respondents to exclude verbal orders that occurred during order clarifications. We sincerely thank the 1,622 nurses (75%), pharmacists (23%), and other practitioners (2%) who completed the survey! Most respondents practice in a wide variety of hospital settings (87%), including medical/surgical units (31...

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