Have you eliminated injectable promethazine?

ISMP is looking for organizations that have fully implemented the new ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals #13 (below).  If you are able to share your experience(s), please contact Darryl Rich at drich@ismp.org

#13- Eliminate injectable promethazine from the hospital.

  • Remove injectable promethazine from all areas of the hospital including the pharmacy.
  • Classify injectable promethazine as a non-stocked, non-formulary medication.
  • Implement a medical staff-approved automatic therapeutic substitution policy to convert all injectable promethazine orders to another antiemetic.
  • Remove injectable promethazine from all computerized medication order screens, and from all order sets and protocols.