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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
#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.