ISMP has posted the draft Guidelines for Medication Safety in Perioperative and Procedural Settings for public input. Deadline is May 27, 2022: https://www.ismp.org/resources/guidelines-safe-medication-use-perioperat...
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: https://www.ismp.org/node/31512
In a recent national news article, ISMP is quoted advocating for requiring entry of at least five letters of a drug’s name when searching automated dispensing cabinets. The article focuses on changes safety experts recommend in the wake of the recent criminal conviction of a former nurse: https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/28/health/hospital-drug-mistakes-khn/index.html
A group of our current and past Fellows and staff have provided input on what they would do differently if they returned to frontline patient care after learning firsthand about medication errors at ISMP. See this week’s free featured newsletter article for their advice: https://www.ismp.org/node/31256
Join ISMP and The Just Culture Company on May 6, 2022, from 1:00-2:30 ET for a discussion of lessons learned, system design issues, and justice in the aftermath of the fatal medication error that led to the criminal conviction of a former nurse. To register: https://www.ismp.org/node/31106