Katherine A. Palmer

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OBJECTIVE To audit the gentamicin usage guidelines due to concerns that it resulted in too many sub-therapeutic peak levels, devise a new guideline and re-audit after change in practise. METHOD A prospective audit of 50 sets of gentamicin levels on the Old Gentamicin Regime was conducted. Desired levels were a trough <2 microg/ml and peak between 5-10(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the potential of a widely available source of electronic medication data to prevent medication history errors and resultant inpatient order errors. METHODS We used admission medication history (AMH) data from a recent clinical trial that identified 1017 AMH errors and 419 resultant inpatient order errors among 194 hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Extended hospital stays and complications are common among older adults and may lead to morbidity and loss of independence. Specialized geriatric units have been shown to improve outcomes but, with the growing numbers of older adults, may be difficult to scale to meet needs. PURPOSE The purpose was to evaluate a quality improvement initiative(More)
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