Post date: 2 days 18 hours ago

You now have more time to participate in a free, secure assessment that can help your organization gain lasting safety benefits! The deadline for data submission to ISMP’s national Gap Analysis of Safe IV Push Medication Practices has been extended to April 30, 2019. The assessment is short and easy to complete, and participants will immediately obtain a score. Don’t miss out—access the assessment tool at:

Post date: 3 days 18 hours ago

ISMP is offering free programs on safe practices with intravenous push medications and compounding at pharmacy meetings this year in Texas, California, and Florida. The first program is on April 12 at the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Seminar. Our faculty will discuss at-risk behaviors, pros and cons of different drug delivery systems, and recommendations from ISMP guidelines. Space is limited, so save your seat early! For meeting locations/dates and to pre-register, visit:


Post date: 1 week 4 days ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT.

Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:

• Opiates From Oversedation to OIVI
Michael Van Ornum, RPh, BCPS, CPPS
Medication Safety Clinical Pharmacist
Co-Chair: Medication Use Safety Improvement Committee (MUSIC)
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

• Decreasing Vaccine Administration Errors
Sheila Lukito, PharmD, CPPS
Medication Safety Officer
UW Medicine-Valley Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor UW School of Pharmacy

• Promethazine Challenges
Stacey Miske, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pharmacy Service Center
UPMC Corporate Services

• ISMP Update
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP
Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Post date: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Join ISMP and other nurse leaders for a session on how to Manage the Safety Risks Associated with IV Push Medication Use at several nursing meetings this spring. Speakers will describe common unsafe practices, review ISMP’s guidelines and gap analysis tool, and highlight strategies necessary for organizations to align their best practices to prevent errors. Programs are free, but space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, visit:


The mission of the Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS) is to advance and encourage excellence in safe medication use by providing communication, leadership, direction, and education among its members.