Selected References

Medication errors: Don’t let them happen to you selected references


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Cohen H, Shastay A. Getting to the root of medication errors. Nursing 2008. 38(12):39-47.

Consumers Union. To Err is Human—To Delay is Deadly. May 2009. Accessed February 1, 2010.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Nurse Advise-ERR [Newsletter]. Accessed February 1, 2010.

Hicks RW, Becker SC, Cousins DD. MEDMARX data report. A report on the relationship of drug names and medication errors in response to the Institute of Medicine’s call for action. Rockville, MD: Center for the Advancement of Patient Safety, U.S. Pharmacopeia; 2008.

Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, eds. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2000.

Koppel R, Wetterneck T, Telles J, Karsh B. Workarounds to barcode medication administration systems: their occurrences, causes, and threats to patient safety. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008;15(4):408-423.

Page A, ed. Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses. Washington, DC: National Academies of Science; 2004.

Rogers A, Hwang W, Scott L, Aiken L, Dinges D. The working hours of hospital staff nurses and patient safety. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004;23(4):202-212.

Sakowski J, Newman J, Dozier K. Severity of medication administration errors detected by a bar-code medication administration system. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008;65(17):1661-1666.

Scott L, Rogers A, Hwang W, Zhang Y. Effects of critical care nurses’ work hours on vigilance and patients’ safety. Am J Crit Care. 2006;15(1):30-37.

Serembus J, Wolf Z, Youngblood N. Consequences of fatal medication errors for health care providers: a secondary analysis study. MedSurg Nursing. 2001;10:193-201.

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