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USP "Cheers" up Children's National Patients

corporate team building for kids hospital

USP staff and expert volunteers participated in a team building activity, in which they created and delivered 300 'cheer up' gift boxes to patients at Children's National Medical Center.

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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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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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