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May 2015

ECRI Institute’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2015

 

 

ECRI Institute has published its Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2015. This year's list includes:

1. Alarm hazards: inadequate alarm configuration policies and practices
2. Data integrity: incorrect or missing data in EHRs and other health IT systems
3. Managing patient violence
4. Mix-up of IV lines leading to misadministration of drugs and solutions
5. Care coordination events related to medication reconciliation
6. Failure to conduct independent double checks independently
7. Opioid-related events
8. Inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes and surgical instruments
9. Inadequate patient handoffs related to patient transport
10. Medication errors related to pounds and kilograms

 

We can’t object to any of these being on the list and have done numerous columns on each topic. We’ll let you go to the ECRI Institute website where you can download their informative and useful document.

 

 

 

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ECRI Institute. Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2015

https://www.ecri.org/Pages/Top-10-Patient-Safety-Concerns.aspx

 

 

 

 

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