Patient Safety Alert 26: Medication Administration in the Ambulatory Setting (PDF)
The nature of ambulatory health care often creates scenarios where providers and their staff are confronted with tensions inherent to these settings, including high patient volumes coupled with a need for operational expediency. It is in these scenarios that gaps or safety vulnerabilities become evident. This is particularly true for medication-related processes where system and process failures can result in medication errors and potential harm. To further examine these risks, 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.
Risk Mitigation Strategies
- Standardize medication verification
- Protect medication preparation areas with physical barriers
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.
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
The Necessity of Peer Support
Patient Safety Alert Issue 29: The AMC PSO recently convened to identify a systematic approach to supporting its hospital-based clinicians and staff in the wake of a traumatic event, whether that event be in the context of care delivery or a clinician or staff member's personal life.
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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