Organizations are invited to participate in a research study that focuses on clinical alarms and alarm management. The survey developed and administered by the Healthcare Technology Foundation (HTF) is designed to ascertain attitudes and practices of health care personnel related to clinical alarms, as they are among the top health technology hazards. A nonprofit organization, HTF promotes the development, application, and support of safe and effective health care technologies. This survey will update the HTF surveys administered in 2006 and 2011 to determine changes in the perception of clinical alarm-related issues, event occurrence, improvement measures, and the priority for action. The survey can be found at https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/52RD8TH and ends April 15
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