Post date: 2 weeks 4 days ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.

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

• A Campus Medication Safety Committee
Dan Sheridan, MS, RPh, Medication Safety Pharmacist
Jessica Thorburn, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
OhioHealth Marion Hospital & Hardin Memorial Hospital

• Pediatric Smart Pump Alert Reduction Project
Randi Trope, DO, MBS
Cohen Children's Northwell Health

• Development of a NICU Emergency Medications Calculator
Joanie Cook, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Coordinator
Saint Francis Medical Center

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

Post date: 1 month 2 weeks ago

ISMP is revising and expanding its Guidelines for Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps, and we want your input! Pump technology has evolved over the last decade, and the updated draft addresses critical topics such as infrastructure, the drug library, continuous quality improvement data, clinical workflow, and bi-directional interoperability with the electronic health record. The deadline for comments is April 26, 2019. For a copy of the draft, visit:


Post date: 2 months 5 days 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: 2 months 6 days 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:


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.