Have we all been convicted of negligence by one being found guilty? Only if we fail to act.
Apr 08, 2022
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) released a statement saying that RaDonda Vaught’s conviction for a fatal medical error has already damaged patient/resident safety and should serve as a...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 6
Apr 06, 2022
Reaction to nurse’s drug error conviction swift and fierce … Sotrovimab is no longer authorized in U.S. due to omicron BA.2 variant … Lower muscle mass tied to hip fractures in older men … Edoxaban...
Excuse me, what did you say?
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Mar 09, 2021
Come on, we’ve all done it: misheard a song lyric but proudly sang it out at the top of our lungs. I still remember Mom at an “oldies” concert where they were playing “Mony Mony” by Tommy...
Nurses make far fewer injection errors when guidelines are more understandable
Jul 07, 2020
Intravenous injections are more than twice as safe when nurses use instructions written with their training in mind, a new study shows.
Better facility lighting can help prevent medication errors
Feb 17, 2020
Nurses with nearsightedness or the visual changes of aging were less likely to misread medication labels under optimized lighting conditions.
Study: RNs better trained to identify high-risk Rx errors
Feb 08, 2018
Registered nurses may be more likely than licensed practical nurses to identify high-risk medication errors in nursing homes, new research suggests.
Medication errors usually not serious, report finds
Nov 28, 2016
While medication errors are common in skilled care settings, their negative impact on residents is “surprisingly” low, a new study finds.
A jolt to long-term care best practices, amid the Ivy
James M. Berklan
Apr 23, 2014
This is going to sound terribly wrong on the face of it. There’s no way around it. It appears that the nation’s largest association of nursing home operators has just bought itself a whole...
Analgesics account for most nursing home medication errors, researchers find
Jun 17, 2013
Most nursing home medication errors involve analgesics and sedatives, and these drugs are likely to account for errors regardless of how frequently they are administered, according to recently published...
Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds
Mar 15, 2012
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.