Latest Issues in Safety
Safelifting Portal: This pro-bono healthcare site is designed to support safe lifting and caregiver injury prevention programs. Please feel free to use the safe lifting information or services herein to initiate or enhance a program in your facility.
Drug error finder tool:
Search for drugs involved in medication errors. Select a drug name and instantaneously a list of drugs confused with your entry will appear. Smart tags are incorporated into the Error Categories on the grid below, using the NCC MERP* Category Index (A–I), and marked with an x to indicate the severity attributed to the error. Learn more about the Drug Error Finder Tool.
ANA, a long time advocate for the use of assistive lifting equipment and devices, has launched a web site: www.ANASafePatientHandling.org. The site gives nurses the opportunity and a means to take action such as writing to Congress and invites nurses to join ANA's Safe Patient Handling Team. Nurses can share their personal stories about why safe patient handling is important to them.
The site also offers information and resources on:
- safe patient handling,
- solutions to creating effective injury prevention programs, and
- information on state and federal legistlation.