Post date: 2 days 15 hours ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
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Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:

• Developing A Reliable Scanning Rate for Pharmacy Dispenses In the Acute Care Setting
Jennifer Matias, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Nadia Aslam, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Kaiser Permanente - Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety

• Opioid Use in the Perioperative Setting
Clare Livingston, PharmD
Inova Eastern Region PGY2 Medication Use, Safety, and Policy
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Inova Alexandria Hospital

Post date: 6 days 19 hours ago

This week’s featured newsletter explores lessons learned from the recent criminal trial of an Ohio physician for ordering unusually high doses of opioids, and presents recommendations for developing an escalation process that helps promptly resolve disputes over the safety of medication orders:

Post date: 1 week 22 hours ago

A National Alert Network (NAN) warning has been issued regarding possibile mix-ups with potassium chloride for injection concentrate in EXCEL plastic bags. The new B. Braun pharmacy bulk packaging could be accidentally infused directly into a patient’s IV line. To access the alert and safe practice recommendations, visit:

Post date: 2 weeks 1 day ago

ISMP has posted the draft Guidelines for Medication Safety in Perioperative and Procedural Settings for public input. Deadline is May 27, 2022:

Post date: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Our survey shows that there is room for improvement in the implementation of the three new ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals. This week’s free featured newsletter article provides an overview of common barriers and enablers: