Search Tag: Medication

ICU Management

ESA2016: Medication Errors - Care with Computerised Order Entry Systems Needed

2016 14 Jun

Computerised Order Entry (CPOE) Systems can improve the quality and safety of medication prescribing and reduce costs, according to Jozef Kesecioglu, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands, speaking at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May.Slow AdoptionThere... Read more

IT Management

Slipping Through the Net: Catching EHR Medication Errors

2016 18 Apr

If medication is mis-administered it could cause severe harm to a patient – or even death. The route that many hospitals take to avoid errors is using electronic health records (EHR) systems that alert providers when issues arise. But a new report has discovered that the EHR system is not foolproof. Written by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit... Read more

ICU Management

Medication Safety

2016 11 Mar

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers of particularly dangerous drugs to very sick people, who have little physiological reserve to cope with additional problems. When patients are admitted to or transferred out of critical care we have to transfer complex information about patients’ medications. The staff prescribing... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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Pharmacy Management

BD to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

2014 07 Oct

Combination of Complementary Portfolios Creates Global Leader in Medication Management and Patient Safety Solutions.BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions. ... Read more

Cardiology Management

Antihypertensive ACEIs Linked to Reduction in Cardiovascular Events, Death

2014 01 Apr

According to findings of a study published in the March 31 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, the use of blood pressure medication angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in patients with diabetes seems to contribute to a reduction of major cardiovascular events and death, as well death from all other causes, while angiotensin II receptor... Read more

Executive Health Management

Innovative Home Medication Dispensing Service Introduced by Philips

2014 21 Feb

Chronically ill patients living independently at home can now benefit from a new service combining automated dispensers and personalised pre-packed medication Royal Philips has announced the expansion of its focus on home healthcare by introducing an innovative home medication dispensing service created to offer support to chronically ill patients and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Electrical Energy Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Potentially Viable Alternative to Medication

2014 19 Feb

Treatment using electrical energy, opposed to medications, could be a viable first option for the treatment of certain type of Atrial Fibrillation According to a study published in the February 19 issue of JAMA, treatment with electrical energy (radiofrequency ablation) administered to patients with untreated paroxysmal (intermittent) atrial fibrillation... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM LIVES 2013: Can We Prevent Medication Errors in the ICU?

2013 08 Oct

Medication errors can be prevented, but there is no one simple solution, according to the expert speakers at ESICM LIVES 2013. Medication errors in the ICU are frequent, with a negative impact on patients. Andreas Valentin (Austria) suggested that to improve the situation, intensivists need to raise awareness, prevent errors and develop a culture of... Read more

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