This guide has been produced to enable healthcare organisations and their teams to successfully implement a series of interventions to improve the safety and quality of care that their patients receive focused around the usage of trigger tools.
This paper describes the use of the “trigger tool”, a relatively low cost and “low tech” technique for capturing medication related harm. The adapted technique appears to increase the rate of adverse drug event detection approximately 50-fold over traditional reporting methodologies.
This report is one of a suite of papers in relation to the measurement of medication-related harm and the evaluation of the electronic medication management (eMM) Programme.
Safety measurement and monitoring in healthcare: a framework to guide clinical teams and healthcare organisations in maintaining safety
This paper summarises the findings of a more extensive report and proposes a framework which can guide clinical teams and healthcare organisations in the measurement and monitoring of safety and in reviewing progress against safety objectives. The framework has been used so far to promote self-reflection at both board and clinical team level, to stimulate an organisational check or analysis in the gaps of information and to promote discussion of ‘what could we do differently’.
Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2015: A Patient-Centered Approach: Update to a Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
The ADA and EASD have updated their position statement incorporating new data from recent clinical trials. Rather than a completely new statement, the group focused on those areas where revisions were suggested by a changing evidence base. This briefer article should therefore be read as an addendum to the original statement.
The Choosing Wisely safety initiative addresses hypoglycaemia amongst US Veterans with diabetes by using a medical record system to identify patients at risk and to plot clinical decision support.