Post date: 8 months 3 weeks ago

Recent fatal medication errors have emphasized the need to regularly evaluate ADC use to avoid placing patients and staff in jeopardy. To help you adopt the most current safe practices, ISMP has released updated Guidelines for the Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs). Crucial issues such as override actions and monitoring, medication withdrawal procedures, and inventory management often do not receive enough attention. To download a copy of the guidelines and check whether you are doing everything recommended to optimize your ADCs, visit:

Post date: 9 months 4 days ago

ISMP has introduced several new website capabilities; you can now sign up for a user account for faster, simpler access to valuable safety information--visit to get started. You can also take advantage of an upgraded online store to purchase medication safety tools and a full online version of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® that is mobile-friendly and accessible to subscribers on any device. Visit to see all our improvements!

Post date: 9 months 4 days ago

Join us for Designing Reliable Practices for IV Push Medication Use: A Focus on Safe Administration, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET. Webinar speakers will discuss often-unrecognized risks, current ISMP recommendations, and national survey results. Participants also will receive access to a gap analysis tool. To register, visit:

Post date: 10 months 1 week ago

The Medication Safety Intensive (MSI) Workshops sold out quickly last year! Act now to avoid being put on the waiting list in 2019; you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to maximize your error prevention efforts and learn to look at your organization through the eyes of leading safety experts and regulatory agencies. For more information:
2019 MSI Dates: April 25-26—Houston, TX; September 12-13—Orlando, FL; December 6-7—Las Vegas, NV

Post date: 10 months 1 week ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.

Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:

• Protecting Medications from Light in Automated Dispensing Cabinets
Stacy L. Carson, PharmD, BCPS, FISMP, Medication Safety Coordinator, AdventHealth Orlando

• 3+3+2= Danger! Simplifying Treatment of Acetaminophen Overdose
Paul E. Milligan, Pharm D, System Medication Safety Pharmacist, BJC HealthCare- St. Louis, MO

• ISMP IV Push Survey and Gap Analysis Tool
Judy Smetzer, BSN, RN, Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices

• ISMP Update
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP, President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices