Error reporting is mandatory for therapeutic products under an Emergency Use Authorization; errors with COVID-19 vaccines must be sent to VAERS (www.ismp.org/ext/608), while errors with bamlanivimab and casirivimab/imdevimab must be reported to FDA Medwatch (www.ismp.org/ext/609). Please also inform ISMP (www.ismp.org/report-medication-error); your report will help us identify and communicate safety issues!
Since mid-December, ISMP has received numerous voluntary reports of #Covid19 vaccine errors or hazards. Reports range from vaccine dilution errors to look-alike product mix-ups. Read this week’s ISMP newsletter free featured article for full analysis and targeted safe practice recommendations: https://ismp.org/resources/learning-errors-new-covid-19-vaccines
Don’t miss a unique opportunity to maximize your error prevention efforts and look at your organization through the eyes of leading safety experts! Register for a virtual ISMP Medication Safety Intensive Workshop this year and learn to develop a program that can meet current challenges and use data for sustained improvement. Visit: https://ismp.org/education/msi-workshops
What were the top medication safety issues from 2020 based on reports to the ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program? To find out, attend a free webinar on January 21, 2021 from 11:00am-12:15pm ET. ISMP experts will also provide key prevention and mitigation strategies that have global implications—international attendees welcome! To register: https://ismp.org/node/21308
Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
Register Now: https://ecri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_loWq1CLwQ46GCmie6oYWUA
Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:
• Medication Safety Strategic Planning for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
Ghadeer Banasser, PharmD, CPHQ, FISMP, Medication Safety Specialist, Saudi Medication Safety Center, MNG-HA
• Hidden Losses: A Discovery on Patient Care Rounds
Dan Sheridan, MS, RPh, Medication Safety Pharmacist, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital & Hardin Memorial Hospital
• Standardizing Use of Auxiliary Labeling
Joanie Cook, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Saint Francis Medical Center