Nurse colleagues: an evidence-based checklist for IV push best practices is now available! The checklist is based on ISMP guidelines and INS standards, and can be used as a teaching tool to help standardize practice and assess competency: https://qsen.org/iv-push-evidence-based-practice-checklist/
Thank you again to the many hospitals and ambulatory facilities that have already submitted their findings for the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment®️ for Perioperative Settings! We know that this has been a particularly challenging time for healthcare practitioners continuing to deal with COVID-19 and many other resource-intensive issues.
If your facility has not yet submitted its findings and would still like to participate in this valuable endeavor, there are only 2 more weeks left! Be sure to submit by the February 11 deadline in order to receive your facility’s weighted scores and to gain access to national aggregate results which can be used to compare your facility to demographically similar organizations. This will be the final submission deadline; ISMP is not able to offer any additional deadline extensions.
Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:
• Safeguards Around Adult Use of Continuously Inhaled Epoprostenol
Sammy Burton, PharmD, FISMP
• Utilizing the EMR to Assure Safe Paralytic Infusion Practices
Mara Weber, PharmD
• Multi-Chamber Bag Parenteral Nutrition
Andrew Mays, PharmD
ASPEN PN Safety Committee
• ISMP Update
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP, President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
ISMP has identified possible safety issues with Paxlovid, which was recently authorized for the treatment of COVID-19. Tablets need to be removed from the blister pack for patients with moderate renal impairment. For a copy of ISMP’s special alert with safe practice recommendations, visit: https://www.ismp.org/node/29033
Surgery sites now have more time to participate in the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for Perioperative Settings! The data submission deadline has been extended to February 11, 2022. Don’t miss this opportunity to evaluate your medication use systems, identify challenges, and document regulatory compliance. Visit www.ismp.org/node/18027 to access the assessment workbook.