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Omission of High-Alert Medications: A Hidden Danger 
Omission of High-Alert Medications: A Hidden Danger 
A drug omission occurs when a patient does not receive a medication that has been ordered or when a medication has not been ordered despite being appropriate for an underlying condition. Over 2,700 errors were reported from January through April 2013. 

 

Uterine Power Morcellation—What Are the Risks? 
While the FDA has warned of the spread of uterine cancer by use of power morcellation and issued guidance to healthcare providers and manufacturers, the Authority has not identified any reports of events related to power morcellation. 
What Can Pennsylvania Learn from Minnesota's Program to Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery? 
Pennsylvania and Minnesota have achieved success in their wrong-site surgery programs using different approaches. Pennsylvania may wish to consider using some of the initiatives implemented in Minnesota. 
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