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Post date: 3 months 2 weeks ago

ISMP’s Christina Michalek will speak about managing medication safety during the pandemic, including preventing #Covid19 vaccine errors, at a World Health Organization (WHO) webinar on April 9, 2021. The webinar is part of a series being held by the Global Patient Safety Network focusing on helping reduce avoidable medication-related patient harm. To register: www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/04/09/default-calendar/global-p...

Post date: 3 months 3 weeks ago

ISMP, ASHP, and the U.S. Pharmacopeia have published a document answering frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine administration, including selecting needles and syringes, low dead volume, dose withdrawal, and more. For a copy of the FAQ and other COVID-related information, visit: www.ismp.org/covid-19-resources

Post date: 3 months 3 weeks ago

ISMP is participating in a new patient safety campaign drawing attention to how technology can help prevent medical errors. For an article on smart infusion pump optimization by ISMP’s Michelle Mandrack, visit: www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/patient-safety/how-iv-pump-optimization-i....

For a copy of ISMP’s smart pump guidelines: www.ismp.org/guidelines/safe-implementation-and-use-smart-pumps

Post date: 4 months 12 hours ago

This week’s free ISMP newsletter featured article analyzes the issues and risks involved with pooling excess COVID-19 vaccine from multiple vials to obtain additional doses, which is not currently allowed by the FDA. The article supports reconsideration of pooling in order to provide more vaccinations: https://ismp.org/node/23857

Post date: 4 months 2 days ago

ISMP has identified trends in reported errors with transdermal medication systems (topically worn drug patches), including applying the adhesive cover directly to skin without first applying the patch. For an ISMP newsletter article that provides an analysis as well as safe practice recommendations, visit: https://ismp.org/node/23562

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