Healthcare Quality

Preventing Medication-Related Patient Harm

Preventing medicine-related patient harm

While many individuals dismiss mistakes as ubiquitous and expected, healthcare professionals do not have the luxury to do so.  A mistake in healthcare may cost a life, which makes medication error ownership a professional and moral challenge.  

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Ebola Encounters: Perspectives from the Bedside

Ebola Stories

USP staff had the opportunity to hear an animated and truly captivating presentation by Dr. Ian Crozier, an infectious disease physician who was infected with Ebola while treating patients during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa last year. 

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Prevent Medication Dosing Errors – Ditch the Teaspoon

Prevent medication errors - avoid the teaspoon

Over and under dosing--especially of children--based upon the “teaspoon” dosing instruction, can prolong an illness, compound an existing ailment, and may lead to death. USP has joined a growing chorus of public health organizations and government agencies calling for an end to the teaspoon as a unit of medication dosage measurement.

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