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Evidence-Based Medicine Doesn’t Preclude Common Sense

If you went skydiving, would you first ask for scientific evidence from a randomized trial that a properly functioning parachute prevents injury before you’d consider using one during your freefall? Hardly.

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CAPS Joins the Fight Against Medication Errors

Medication errors are one of the most widespread and preventable causes of harm in modern healthcare. Now Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) and more than a dozen other leaders in the field are teaming up to promote best practices to prevent them.

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New Standard for Labeling on Injectable Medications Designed to Reduce Likelihood of Patient Death, Disability

To reduce the likelihood of patient death and disability resulting from errors in the administration of injectable medications in hospitals and other healthcare settings, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is advancing new labeling requirements that will standardize the information permitted on the highly visible area of these vials to only cautionary statements intended to prevent imminent life-threatening situations.

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Look-Alike Drug Name Errors

Look-Alike Drug Name Errors

Is Enhanced Lettering the Answer?

Medication errors can result in significant morbidity and mortality and more costly care. Look-alike drug names that contribute to wrong drug errors are pervasive.

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AliMed Releases New Bariatrics Catalog

AliMed announced the release of a new 120-page Bariatrics catalog during the 27th annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The catalog features a wide range of bariatric products specific to healthcare facilities.

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Zynx Health Partners with the Care Collaborative to Offer More Than 1,000 Clinically Proven Order Sets to ZynxOrder Customers

The Care Collaborative, an alliance between Ascension Health, Adventist Health System and Catholic Healthcare West for the development and use of jointly developed clinical content, announced a formal licensure agreement with Zynx Health, the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions.

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