Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Respiratory Compromise

What doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transfer of care Joint article by Canadian Patient Safety Institute and PPAHS

In this joint article, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and PPAHS discuss what doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transfer of care.

Co-authored by Stephen Routledge, MPH, Patient Safety Improvement Lead, Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Michael Wong, JD, Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

How can clinicians keep patients safe during critical transition of care? As patients’ conditions change, they move to different hospital floors, care teams and, eventually, leave the hospital. During those moments, patients are at high risk of fragmented care, adverse drug events and medication errors.

In order to keep patients safe, clinicians should focus on three key points along the patient’s continuum of care:

  1. Upon admission
  2. During patient recovery
  3. Upon patient discharge

To read the article in the Medical Post, please click here (registration required).

To read a pdf of the article, please click here.

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