Patient Safety Alert 14: Pharmacy Compounding Safe Practice Recommendations (PDF)
The AMC PSO recently held its follow up Medication Safety Task Force collaborative convening session to discuss the best practices regarding the issues within compounding sterile preparations and patient safety that were brought up in the first meeting.
One retrospective study examining breast implant lawsuits (O’Brien C, 1999) detailed how plaintiffs used individual legal claims against doctor defendants to push these physicians into quick and lower monetary settlements so larger, and more expensive, future lawsuits against the manufacturers could be financed.
- Plaintiffs have also won recent combined lawsuits against physicians and manufactures over medication and medical device malfunctions (Gallegos A, 2013): In 2012, a jury ordered a physician and manufacturer to pay $5.5 million to a mesh implant plaintiff. Jurors found the manufacturer 60% at fault and the surgeon 40% at fault. Multiple lawsuits regarding flawed mesh implants are currently in motion.
More AMC PSO Content
Publications such as whitepapers and guidelines derived from the AMC PSO convenings.
Patient ID Risks & the Intersection of Electronic Health Records
Patient Safety Alert Issue 28: The AMC PSO recently convened a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders across its membership to review and discuss strategies for safer patient identification.
Medication Administration in the Ambulatory Setting
Patient Safety Alert Issue 26: The AMC PSO convened a panel of nursing leaders to review risks in the medication delivery processes in the ambulatory setting and discuss potential interventions aimed at mitigating the risks associated with medication administration.
Patient & Visitor De-escalation
Patient Safety Alert Issue 25: The AMC PSO convened a panel of safety leaders to review recent trends and discuss novel interventions to mitigate the risk for hospital workplace violence, especially from patients and visitors.
Electronic Health Record Risks in the Emergency Department
Patient Safety Alert Issue 27: The AMC PSO convened a panel of Emergency Medicine thought leaders to identify significant areas of concern and to explore potential mitigation strategies for use of electronic health record risks in the Emergency Department
Establishing a Regional Registry for Neonatal Encephalopathy: Impact on Identiﬁcation of Gaps in Practice
Neonatal encephalopathy continues to be a signiﬁcant risk for death and disability. To address this risk, regional guidelines were developed with the support of CRICO. A neonatal encephalopathy registry was also established. The aim of this study was to identify areas of variation in practice that could beneﬁt from quality improvement projects.
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