Jefferson University Hospitals

Medication Safety

Medication safety is a high priority multidisciplinary effort at Jefferson. With the Pharmacy department, operational, informatics, and formulary processes are assessed for their impact on medication safety. The pharmacy staff is encouraged to identify opportunities for improving the safety of the medication use process. All medication events are reviewed by a pharmacist and those with pharmacy implication are reviewed with the entire department with the goal of educating and soliciting ideas for system improvement to prevent recurrence. Recent medication safety efforts include:

  • Complete evaluation of the pediatric medication use process with significant process changes 
  • Participation in a regional medication safety effort to improve the safety of HYDROmorphone use
  • Failure modes effects and analysis of the insulin administration process
  • Redesign of the drug allergy module within the clinical information system