ISMP is beginning the process of developing the new 2018-2019 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals. We would like ideas from you for either issues that need a best practice, or the best practice itself. Remember the criteria is that these are issues that have cause serious harm or death over many years, and can be addressed by one or two best practices in most cases. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your input.
There are two recently revised sets of "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) for the ISMP 2016-2017 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals, Best Practices 2 and 5. There are also three new set of FAQs for best practices 7, 9 and 10. These changes can be found on the ISMP website at: http://www.ismp.org/tools/bestpractices/faq.aspx.
We want to inform you that ISMP has signed an agreement with ASHP to offer an online medication safety certificate program. Although ISMP plans to have online learning in the future with its new website, we thought this is a good opportunity for MSOS members, along with the other programs that ISMP currently offers. This certificate program will also offer continuing education for pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. Program development will begin shortly, and we will inform you once it is available. A press release will go out this week and be posted on the ISMP website (www.ismp.org).
ISMP has just released the first in a series of “video newsletters” being produced in partnership with the Temple University School of Pharmacy. The videos, which will be in a news format with short interviews, are designed to provide insight on key medication safety issues from nationally recognized experts. They will provide a summary of top content from the biweekly ISMP Medication Safety Alert! newsletter.
The first video, now available online, focuses on:
- *IV Push Medication Use
- *Eliminating Ratio Expressions
- *ISMP’s Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices
To view the first video in the ISMP video newsletter series, visit: http://2020visualmedia.com/ismp
We wish to thanks all those who came to the MSOS Networking Meeting and Reception at the 2016 ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative in Baltimore MD this past week. We had over 40 people attend both functions. We had some lively discussion on the new ISMP White Paper on the Value of the Medication Safety Officer, and on what is the definition of "harm" when classifying medication errors. We look forward to seeing you next year in Minneapolis.