ASHP's Safety and Quality Pearls II (Pearls Series)

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ASHP’s Safety and Quality Pearls is one of the most popular sessions at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and the 2007 and 2008 sessions were no different. The presenters outlined examples of creative approaches to improving patient safety and quality of care in various U.S. and foreign health systems. Now with in its second volume, ASHP’s Safety and Quality Pearls 2 pulls together 17 of the original presentations offered at these sessions. This compilation offers in-depth information that expands beyond the 5 minute pearls of wisdom to provide specific, practical advice on solutions from the perspective of pharmacists and technicians who are living with the realities of these medication use issues every day.

Topics in this Pearls series include:

  • The application of processes used in other disciplines
  • The journey of solution discovery and implementation
  • Inventive approaches to data and error management
  • Themes on education, operational issues, therapeutic management, and best practices.

 

The abundance of information presented by authors representing both large and small health systems, public and private institutions; academic medical centers; government health care facilities; and small outpatient clinics will inspire you to attempt similar interventions in your own institutions, if you haven’t already done so.

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About the Author:

Deb Saine is the Medication Safety Manager for Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia. Previously, she developed and held similar positions at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire and Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo, and her M.S. in Leadership and Management from Antioch University, New England.

Deb previously chaired the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Medication Safety and is Vice-Chair of the ASHP Council on Pharmacy Practice. She has been Chair of the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners and is a Past-President of the New Hampshire Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Ms. Saine has authored numerous articles and has presented internationally on the topic of medication safety.


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This is a useful resource for those whom, like me, are constantly looking for new ways to improve the medication use processes at their own organizations. The book provides information on very specific initiatives that other facilities have implemented with a measure of success. Weighted Score - 91, 4 Stars! --Christopher Walsh, PharmD (Saint Joseph Medical Center)

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