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Post date: 4 months 5 hours ago

You now have more time to participate in a free, secure assessment that can help your organization gain lasting safety benefits! The deadline for data submission to ISMP’s national Gap Analysis of Safe IV Push Medication Practices has been extended to April 30, 2019. The assessment is short and easy to complete, and participants will immediately obtain a score. Don’t miss out—access the assessment tool at: www.ismp.org/resources/gap-analysis-tool-safe-iv-push-medication-practices.

Post date: 4 months 1 day ago

ISMP is offering free programs on safe practices with intravenous push medications and compounding at pharmacy meetings this year in Texas, California, and Florida. The first program is on April 12 at the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Seminar. Our faculty will discuss at-risk behaviors, pros and cons of different drug delivery systems, and recommendations from ISMP guidelines. Space is limited, so save your seat early! For meeting locations/dates and to pre-register, visit: https://www.ismp.org/educational-services/improving-intravenous-drug-del...

 

Post date: 4 months 2 weeks ago

Join ISMP and other nurse leaders for a session on how to Manage the Safety Risks Associated with IV Push Medication Use at several nursing meetings this spring. Speakers will describe common unsafe practices, review ISMP’s guidelines and gap analysis tool, and highlight strategies necessary for organizations to align their best practices to prevent errors. Programs are free, but space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, visit: https://www.ismp.org/manage-safety-risks-associated-iv-push-medication-use

 

Post date: 4 months 3 weeks ago

Recent fatal medication errors have emphasized the need to regularly evaluate ADC use to avoid placing patients and staff in jeopardy. To help you adopt the most current safe practices, ISMP has released updated Guidelines for the Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs). Crucial issues such as override actions and monitoring, medication withdrawal procedures, and inventory management often do not receive enough attention. To download a copy of the guidelines and check whether you are doing everything recommended to optimize your ADCs, visit: https://www.ismp.org/resources/guidelines-safe-use-automated-dispensing-....

Post date: 4 months 4 weeks ago

ISMP has introduced several new website capabilities; you can now sign up for a user account for faster, simpler access to valuable safety information--visit https://www.ismp.org/ismp-user-accounts to get started. You can also take advantage of an upgraded online store to purchase medication safety tools and a full online version of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® that is mobile-friendly and accessible to subscribers on any device. Visit www.ismp.org to see all our improvements!

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