Accession Number : ADA434822


Title :   Medical Errors Reduction Initiative


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 12 Apr 2004-11 Apr 2005


Corporate Author : VALLEY HOSPITAL RIDGEWOOD NJ


Personal Author(s) : Mutter, Michael L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a434822.pdf


Report Date : May 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The Valley Hospital of Ridgewood, New Jersey, is proposing to extend a limited but highly successful specimen management and medication administration medical errors reduction initiative on a hospital-wide basis. The program designed to reduce specimen collection errors at The Valley Hospital is rooted in utilization of bar-code technology in tandem with the use of handheld personal data terminals to create a positive identification system at the point of care. The system is currently implemented in five patient care units and working with great success to minimize error.


Descriptors :   *IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS , *PATIENTS , *BAR CODES , *HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT , REDUCTION , MEDICINE , ERRORS , MEDICAL SERVICES , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , COLLECTION , NEW JERSEY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE