CQI Case Study: Reducing Medication Errors

  title={CQI Case Study: Reducing Medication Errors},
  author={Raymond G Carey and Jeffrey L. Teeters},
  journal={The Joint Commission journal on quality improvement},
  volume={21 5},
BACKGROUND This article describes how the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, IL) formed a continuous quality improvement (CQI) team and used statistical process control (SPC) tools to assess efforts to reduce medication errors. METHODS The team worked with the nursing quality council to develop an intravenous (IV) training module for nurses that effectively decreased the average number of errors per month. The article illustrates the effective use of… CONTINUE READING


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