ISMP has published recommendations on how healthcare organizations can address and prevent disrespectful behaviors that impact medication safety. For a copy, visit: https://www.ismp.org/node/30320
Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
Register Now: https://ecri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1QKa_UPzQRqLPlQqoxn3hQ
Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:
• Tools for Tracking Progress
Allison Whalen, PharmD, MHA, CPPS
Medication Safety Officer
OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
• Addressing Incorrect Weight Programming in Infusion Pumps
Silvana Balliu, PharmD, RPh
Smart Pump Pharmacists, Medication Safety
• Managing the Shortage of CADD Epidural Infusion Supplies
Medication Safety Pharmacist
Shannon Robb, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Pain Management Pharmacy
One of the leading voices in medication safety, ISMP Vice President Judy Smetzer, BSN, RN, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of February. Judy will continue to work with ISMP as a contractor for several months to help transition responsibilities. She will be incredibly missed—please join us in wishing her well. For details: https://www.ismp.org/node/29911
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.