ISMP's draft guidelines for safe use of subcutaneous insulin are open for public comment. Please visit this link (http://www.ismp.org/Tools/guidelines/SUSI/Default.aspx) to view and provide comments on the consensus statements. We appreciate your comments by Saturday April 30, 2016. This is the final opportunity to weigh in on the guidelines. We appreciate your commitment to safe medication use and look forward to reviewing your feedback.
ISMP is partnering to offer a three-day course that will teach healthcare organizations how to apply the Just Culture model, which can reduce adverse medication events. Participants will develop in-house expertise in the 5 Skills and Just Culture Algorithm, and take part in real world simulations that involve specific case examples.The course offers 20 hours of CE for pharmacists and nurses, and will be held May 10-12, 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. For more information or to register, please go to: http://www.ismp.org/Flyers/Just-Culture-201605.aspx
MSOS and ISMP are again collaborating sponsors of the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative (MSC) at the ASHP 2016 Summer Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11-15th. In addition to the ASHP-MSC events, MSOS will again be hosting a members' networking meeting on Sunday from 12:30-1:30 pm (Room 337), and an informal gathering with drinks/small bites on Monday 5:30-7:00 pm in the bar/lounge at the Kona Grill (1 E. Pratt St). For more details, click on title above.
ISMP has four new on-demand webinars available that address smart pump technology integration, sterile compounding, IV push injection, and radiology. These webinars offer a convenient way to earn continuing education credits at no cost and learn practical strategies for dealing with current medication safety issues. For descriptions and links to access these free webinars online, please go to: http://www.ismp.org/profdevelopment/otherCEOpportunities.asp
Join safety-minded colleagues at our first Medication Safety INTENSIVE (MSI) workshop this year on March 31 - April 1 in Orlando, FL. This hands-on workshop will help you learn to identify, analyze, and control medication safety risks using real-world case examples for practice. For more information, go to: www.ismp.org/educational/msi/.