Medication errors survey - dashboard to compare and contrast results across Europe
Q4 - Is your hospital accredited (has it a quality certification or passed a recognised inspection)?
Q5 - Are medication errors included in this accreditation process?
Q6 - Are medication errors recorded in a database such as:
Q7 - Are medication errors from your hospital available to the public?
Q7a - Where are medication errors published?
Q8 - Are there any local, regional and national database to record and survey medication errors in your country with the objective to share continual improvement initiatives?
Q8a - And would you say that this information is being used for practical purposes to improve patient safety?
Q8b - And in your opinion, should there be one?
Q9 - In what areas do you track medication errors? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q10 - How is the medication error and adverse event data monitoring used in your hospital? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q11_1 - REGISTERED (simply recorded and no action taken) :
Q11_2 - ANALYSED (action taken to prevent a re-ocurrence) :
Q12 - What is the estimated frequency as a percent of MEs, within the medication process phases listed below? (THIS QUESTION HAS PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION)
Q13 - What are the main causes of medication errors in your hospital? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q14 - Which actions, if any, are used to drive improved medication safety performance in your hospital? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q15 - Is there a trained health care professional specifically dedicated to detect medication errors and enhance patient safety in your hospital?
Q15a - Which healthcare professionals have been trained (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q16 - Does your hospital have an electronic medical record system for?
Q17 - Is the electronic medical record integrated with primary care?
Q18 - Does your hospital have an electronic prescribing system for the following areas?
Q19 - Is your electronic prescribing system integrated with a clinical decision support system?
Q19b - Are your electronic prescriptions validated by a pharmacist before dispensing and administration?
Q19c - Please, specify which prescriptions are validated by a pharmacist before dispensing and administration:
Q20 - Is the electronic prescribing system integrated with (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q21 - Are automated drug cabinets available?
Q22 - Is bar coding used to verify drug selection prior to dispensing drugs and / or to refill the automated dispensing cabinets?
Q23 - What is the percentage of infusion medications prepared by? (THIS QUESTION HAS PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION)
Q24 - For the medications prepared in the following areas, is there an electronic preparation/compounding software-based system?
Q25 - Are pharmacists involved with implementing nursing standard operating procedures on aseptic or injectable preparation on the wards to ensure governance of this -out of pharmacy- activity and thus minimise risk?
Q26 - Is there an electronic system for monitoring administration in the following areas?
Q27 - Is the electronic system checking the right patient and right medication through bar code readers and/or optical medication scanners before administration?
Q28 - Does the electronic system check that the IV dose is correct prior to administration?
Q29 - What is the current practice if you do not use an electronic checking system for administration?
Q30 - Do you track near-miss infusion medication errors through data returned from dose error-reduction software (DERS) smart pumps?
Q31 - Do you monitor infusions from a central location, such as pharmacy or a satellite pharmacy?
Q32 - Do you have unit dose medication processes in your hospital?
Q33n - Who is mainly in charge of preparing the unit doses? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q34 - Are you planning to have a unit dose medication in the future in your hospital and or region?
Q35 - What systems are used to manage pharmacy inventory? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q36 - In your opinion, to what extent do you think it is important to improve these areas in order to reduce medication errors in your hospital? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q36b - More specically, to what extent do you think (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
Q37 - Are the following criteria, obstacles to implementing technologies to enhance your medication management? (THIS QUESTION HAS MULTIPLE ANSWERS)
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