Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, RPh


1802 MAIN ST


Medication interventions get a boost from a powerful tool

September 14, 2009

Pharmacists can improve patient outcomes by following 3 major functions: identification of potential and actual medication-related problems (MRPs), resolution of actual MRPs, and prevention of potential MRPs. The best way to achieve these goals is through accurate documentation, and one of the chief obstacles to this is time?or rather the lack of it. Various software programs have been developed to help pharmacists reduce time spent identifying opportunities for interventions.

Preventable medication errors: Look-alike/sound-alike mix-ups

February 01, 2009

Confusing drug names, or "look-alike/sound-alike names" (LASAs), are among the most common reasons for medication errors worldwide; these errors can lead to both morbidity and mortality. Both technological innovations and better communication can help healthcare professionals track and prevent these medication mix-ups.

Bar coding helps improve patient safety

January 01, 2008

Bar coding drugs has been demonstrated to improve patient safety by reducing medication errors.