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Despite the University of Arkansas Medical Center’s double-check policy, medication errors were occurring too frequently. Staff at UAMC knew they needed to reduce medication errors for opiates and other high-risk medications and pulled together a team, led by a pharmacist champion to evaluate and analyze the specific causes. The team determined that a “hard” limit should be developed and included in the drug library software to alert clinicians to a potentially unsafe drug therapy before the treatment begins.

Watch the video to learn how hospitals affect
your community.

America's hospitals are open day and night, 365 days a year, to care for everyone who walks through our doors. But we're not here just when you need us. The people of America's hospitals are always working, caring and innovating-strengthening our communities.

 Hospitals are:

  Economic Contributors

Hospitals employ more than 5 million people, making them America's second-largest source of private-sector jobs.

  Gateways to Care

We serve every type of community: urban, rural, large and small. We are constantly working to improve access to care for all patients from newborns to seniors.

  Centers of Innovation

We're bringing the latest medical innovation and technology to patients, providing highly specialized health care.

  Improving Community Health

Our mission goes beyond treating illness. We strengthen communities by working not just to mend bodies, but to make people and communities healthier.

  Committed to Quality and Safety

We're dedicated to improving patient quality and safety in every community.

 

 

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