Progetto integrato per la prevenzione e la riduzione degli errori di terapia. L'esperienza degli Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli di Bologna.

Translated title of the contribution: An integrated project to prevent and minimize medication errors. The Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli of Bologna's experience

Patrizio Di Denia, Annella Mingazzini, Vilma Guglielmi, Enrichetta Zanotti, Marizia Rolli

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Abstract

Medication errors are a well-known problem in healthcare organizations. Several studies have shown that medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) are the biggest causes of adverse events in hospitals. This work will present the Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli of Bologna's project, which has an systemic and integrated approach to prevent and minimize medication errors. The project performed this activities: a cognitive survey to learn the nurse staff's knowledge and perception of risks level; educational activities to sensitize nurse staff; a detailed retrospective study, based on the analysis of clinical records, to determine the rate of medication errors in the prescription and transcription phases; the introduction of a unified tool for medication, which eliminates the transcription phase, enable the medication prescription and the administered drug to be recorded.

Translated title of the contributionAn integrated project to prevent and minimize medication errors. The Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli of Bologna's experience
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalProfessioni infermieristiche
Volume60
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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