Post date: 3 years 9 months ago

Sign up now for the next quarterly MSOS Member Briefings webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST. Topics will include:

  • Expanding the Use of Capnography to Monitor High Risk Opioid Patients
    • Safe Use of EPINEPhrine
  • Meeting the New ISMP Best Practice: Eliminating Injectable Promethazine
  • ISMP update.

This free webinar has limited attendance and is restricted to MSOS members. For registration information, go to:

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High Alert Self Assessment Deadline: February 28, 2018

Healthcare facilities that would like to participate in the first ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for High-Alert Medications must submit their data by February 28, 2018. This is a unique opportunity to evaluate your best practices related to high-alert medications and obtain weighted scores to compare with demographically similar organizations. Participation can also help meet requirements for managing high-alert medications from regulatory and accrediting agencies. To access the self assessment workbook, go to:

Don't Miss February Just Culture Certification Course  

Time is running out to register for Outcome Engenuity (OE) and ISMP's Medication Safety Focused Just Culture Certification Course, being offered February 21-22 in Phoenix, AZ. Learn how to lead your organization through a culture transformation, which is essential for effective error prevention, and receive a subscription to the Just Culture Assessment Tool. Sign up with  ISMP's discount code (ISMP2018) to receive $200 off registration. For more information, visit:

Post date: 3 years 10 months ago

ISMP is looking for organizations that have fully implemented the new ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals #13 (below).  If you are able to share your experience(s), please contact Allen Vaida at

#13- Eliminate injectable promethazine from the hospital.

  • Remove injectable promethazine from all areas of the hospital including the pharmacy.
  • Classify injectable promethazine as a non-stocked, non-formulary medication.
  • Implement a medical staff-approved automatic therapeutic substitution policy to convert all injectable promethazine orders to another antiemetic.
  • Remove injectable promethazine from all computerized medication order screens, and from all order sets and protocols.
Post date: 3 years 10 months ago

Mark your calendars for the next MSOS Member Briefings webinar, to be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 1:00-2:00pm EST.  More information regarding topics and registration will be sent later this month.

If you have implemented a “high leverage” solution to a specific medication safety issue that you would like to share with the MSOS members on an upcoming Briefings webinar, please contact E. Robert Feroli at Be sure to include a brief description of the 10-minute presentation topic.  

Post date: 3 years 10 months ago

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:

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.