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Reducing medication errors in critical care: a multimodal approach
The Institute of Medicine has reported that medication errors are the single most common type of error in health care, representing 19% of all adverse events, while accounting for over 7,000 deathsExpand
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ASHP guidelines: minimum standard for pharmacies in hospitals.
The following minimum standard guidelines are intended to serve as a basic guide for the provision of pharmacy services in hospitals. These guidelines outline a minimum level of services that mostExpand
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Factors associated with in‐hospital mortality among critically ill surgical patients with multidrug‐resistant Gram‐negative infections
Purpose: Multidrug‐resistant (MDR) Gram‐negative infection increases risk of mortality, other complications, and costs. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of and identifyExpand
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Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial medications are beneficial when used appropriately, but adverse effects and resistance sometimes limit therapy. These effects may be more problematic with inappropriateExpand
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Evaluation of Medication Errors at the Transition of Care From an ICU to Non-ICU Location
Objectives: To determine the point prevalence of medication errors at the time of transition of care from an ICU to non-ICU location and assess error types and risk factors for medication errorsExpand
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Short-duration treatment for catheter-associated urinary tract infections in critically ill trauma patients
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment duration for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) in critically ill patients is unclear. The Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends up toExpand
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Appropriateness of peripheral parenteral nutrition use in adult patients at an academic medical center.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Current evidence and guidelines identify patient populations who may benefit from parenteral nutrition. Peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) may be indicated for a subset ofExpand
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Use and Effectiveness of Peri-Operative Cefotetan versus Cefazolin Plus Metronidazole for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection in Abdominal Surgery Patients.
BACKGROUND Current practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery recommend a cephamycin or cefazolin plus metronidazole for various abdominal surgeries. In February 2016, cephamycinExpand
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Feasibility of a Nurse‐Managed Pain, Agitation, and Delirium Protocol in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit
&NA; Background Society of Critical Care Medicine guidelines recommend the use of pain, agitation, and delirium protocols in the intensive care unit. The feasibility of nurse management of suchExpand
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Evaluation of the Brief Alcohol Withdrawal Scale Protocol at an Academic Medical Center.
OBJECTIVES The standard of care for treatment of alcohol withdrawal is symptom-triggered dosing of benzodiazepines using a withdrawal scale. Abbreviated scales are desired for clinician efficiency.Expand
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