Post date: 1 week 10 hours 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: 1 week 6 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:


Post date: 2 weeks 6 days ago

Recent fatal medication errors have emphasized the need to regularly evaluate ADC use to avoid placing patients and staff in jeopardy. To help you adopt the most current safe practices, ISMP has released updated Guidelines for the Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs). Crucial issues such as override actions and monitoring, medication withdrawal procedures, and inventory management often do not receive enough attention. To download a copy of the guidelines and check whether you are doing everything recommended to optimize your ADCs, visit:

Post date: 3 weeks 5 days ago

ISMP has introduced several new website capabilities; you can now sign up for a user account for faster, simpler access to valuable safety information--visit to get started. You can also take advantage of an upgraded online store to purchase medication safety tools and a full online version of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® that is mobile-friendly and accessible to subscribers on any device. Visit to see all our improvements!

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.