Transitions of Care III — Scarier than a horror movie: Medication errors
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Aug 11, 2011
We’ve been talking for a while about transitioning of our residents to and from the facility and some of the problems associated with it. But let’s talk now about just one huge problem, that...
More than half of patients hospitalized for medication-related injuries are seniors
Apr 20, 2011
The number of patients treated in a hospital after a bad reaction to medication grew 52% between 2004 and 2008. More than half of the errors involved seniors over the age of 65, according to data from...
Nearly 60% of paid home caregivers make medication errors, study finds
Feb 24, 2011
One-third of paid caregivers who work for clients who live in their own homes had difficulty reading and understanding health-related information and instructions. Furthermore, 60% of them made medication...
Drug delivery formats affect nursing home medication errors, study finds
Feb 11, 2011
Nursing home residents are four times as likely to receive an improper dosage of a medication if it is administered in a liquid format than as a pill or tablet. Other delivery formats, such as transdermal...