This week ISMP has launched an updated version of its Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices, which include two revised and three new practices for 2018-19.
To download a copy, go to: http://www.ismp.org/tools/bestpractices/default.aspx.
The purpose of the Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals is to identify, inspire, and mobilize widespread, national adoption of consensus-based best practices for specific medication safety issues that continue to cause fatal and harmful errors in patients, despite repeated warnings in ISMP publications.
ISMP wishes to announce two new educational opportunities for MSOS members:
- Third Free ISMP Video Newsletter
- ISMP has launched the third in a series of “video newsletters” being produced in partnership with the Temple University School of Pharmacy. The videos feature short interviews with nationally recognized experts on current medication safety issues, and provide a summary of top content from the biweekly ISMP Medication Safety Alert! newsletter. The third video, now available online, focuses on: Safe administration of concentrated insulin products; Errors due to confusing product labeling; Educating patients about safe medication practices. To view the ISMP video newsletters for free, visit: www.2020visualmedia.com/ismp
- new ISMP/OE Medication Safety Focused Just Culture Certification Course.
- Effective error prevention depends on having a Just Culture. Outcome Engenuity (OE), in partnership with ISMP, will offer a Medication Safety Focused Just Culture Certification Course in 2018 on February 21-22 in Phoenix, AZ. The course will train healthcare providers to lead their organizations through a culture transformation, and also includes a yearlong subscription to the Just Culture Assessment Tool (JCAT). Individuals signing up with an ISMP discount code (ISMP2018) will receive $200 off the registration. For more information or to register, please visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=3040.
ISMP is extending the deadline date for healthcare facilities to submit their findings for its new self assessment on high-alert medications from December 15, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Each section of the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for High-Alert Medications can be completed and submitted to ISMP separately when ready. ISMP is extending the deadline to ensure that organizations have enough time to participate in the full assessment by evaluating all the categories of high-alert medications used in their facilities. To access the self assessment workbook, go to: www.ismp.org/selfassessments/SAHAM/Default.aspx
ISMP is holding a webinar entitled “Identifying Risk in Your Organization: Does Error Reporting Capture Everything?” on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 1:30-3:00pm EST. The program is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of ACPE credit. For more information and to register, go to: http://www.proce.com/ISMPNovember2017
MSOS is adding a “Quick Survey” feature to our website next month. Members will be asked one new question of interest each month on the MSOS website, that will offer 3 to 5 multiple choice options. Participants will receive instant feedback of the survey results. We are reaching out to MSOS members to ask for ideas/topics for the one question surveys that would be of interest to them. Please submit your ideas as a multiple choice question with answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members will receive an announcement with each new survey that is posted to the website.