Medication Safety News Posts

Great Plains QIN Webinar: The ABCs of ADEs | October 18, 2022

Great Plains QIN Webinar: The ABCs of ADEs | October 18, 2022

Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are a large public health problem and a patient safety priority. An ADE is defined as “an injury resulting from the use of a drug. Under this definition, the term ADE includes harm caused by the drug (adverse drug reactions and overdoses)...

Meet Darleen Gangl – A Two-Time Sepsis Survivor

Meet Darleen Gangl – A Two-Time Sepsis Survivor

Meet Darleen Gangl; she and her husband, Brad, live in Bottineau, North Dakota. She is an avid vintage Barbie collector and enjoys researching her family tree. Darleen is also a two-time sepsis survivor. Thirteen years ago, Darleen was diagnosed with necrotizing...

Overdose Awareness Week I You Just Might Save A Life

Overdose Awareness Week I You Just Might Save A Life

Did you know that overdose deaths outnumber traffic fatalities in the US? Someone dies every 14 minutes from a drug overdose in this country.¹ The terrifying reality is that addiction can touch anyone, anywhere. During Overdose Awareness Week, we remember the lives...

Preventable Transfer to the Hospital: A Case Study

Preventable Transfer to the Hospital: A Case Study

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Safety Network, shares a web case study to emphasize that the period following discharge from the hospital is an especially vulnerable time for patients. Hospitalizations have become progressively shorter despite...

National Drug Take Back Day | April 30, 2022

National Drug Take Back Day | April 30, 2022

During the COVID-19 health crisis, it's more important than ever to remove the risk and keep your loved ones safe. Unused prescription drugs can be dangerous, especially for children, teens and even pets. Misused medications can lead to accidental overdose or...

Access the UPDATED CDC Antibiotic Resistance Website

Access the UPDATED CDC Antibiotic Resistance Website

The CDC has recently updated its Antibiotic Resistance Website to better engage and share information on antibiotic resistance (AR) in the United States and around the world. We all have a role to play—from travelers, animal owners, and care givers to patients and...

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