News From the American Heart Association
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AHA Issues New Products
The following new products for the public and the healthcare professional are available through your local American Heart Association or call 1-800-AHAUSA1.
AHA Collection 2003 CD-ROM. Core Collection-2003 is a compilation of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Statements and Practice Guidelines. For the first time, all of the AHA’s definitive scientific content is presented in an easy to use interface that facilitates searching, aggregating, bookmarking, and updating. The content on the CD-ROM is just the beginning. Throughout the year, as new Scientific Statements and Practice Guidelines are released, users with a Web connection will be alerted to new content available and given the opportunity to update their Core Collection. To obtain a copy (quantities are limited), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHA Scientific Statement: Medication Errors in Acute Cardiac Care. It is clear that with increasing patient age and the frequent prescribing of multiple medications, concerted efforts for prevention, reporting and management must be undertaken nationwide. This review focuses on the scope and magnitude of medical errors occurring in acute cardiac care and examines potential solutions. The topics covered: 1) Prevalence of medication errors in acute cardiac care, 2) Types of medication errors in acute cardiac care: Errors of name confusion, prescribing and dispensing errors, potential errors in thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke and errors of omission, and 3) Methods to limit medication …