A couple of our members have reported that when they tried to access our website, they got a message that their IP address was blocked. If this happens to you, it is because your internet server IP has been nationally reported for spam or sharing a virus/malware. If you experience this problem, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will unblock you for our website– however, you also need to inform your IT department, as this problem may happen with other websites with security protocols.
ISMP has just released Safe Practice Guidelines for Adult IV Push Medications, which can be found at: www.ismp.org/sc?id=563. The guidelines are a compilation of safe practices that were developed as a result of a 2-day summit held in September 2014. The guidance statements in the document represent a consensus for safe practices associated with IV push medication preparation and administration to adults. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and share them with your colleagues.
Thanks to the hard work of the Guidelines Committee, updated and new links to on-line resources for medication safety officers are now available. They can be found on the “Resources” page of the MSOS website at, http://www.medsafetyofficer.org/content/resources, or by selecting the “Resources” menu item at the top of the main webpage. If members have ideas for additional links to be added to this list, please send them to email@example.com.
The MSOS Guidelines Committee reviewed a number of suggested new guidelines it received in our last survey in April 2015. We then consolidated them into a set of 19 medication safety guidelines to recommend to ISMP for future development. We are now requesting that MSOS members complete the following survey by no later than July 20, 2015 to help the Guidelines Committee by ranking the priority of the need for these proposed guidelines. This information will be used to submit a finalized and prioritized list to ISMP. The survey can be found at: https://surveys.ismp.org/s3/MSOS-Proposed-New-Guidelines. Thanks for you participation in this survey.
MSOS has been asked by individuals for help in justification of creating a medication safety officer position in their hospitals. To help with this, we are asking our MSOS members whose formal role includes that of a “Medication Safety Officer” in an acute care hospital to complete a very short TWO (2) question survey by no later than Friday, July 31, 2015. The survey can be found at the following link: https://surveys.ismp.org/s3/MSOS-Hospital-Bed-Size-Survey . The survey should not take more than 10 seconds to complete. Remember, if your role does NOT include that of a Medication Safety Officer or you do NOT work in an acute care hospital, please do not complete this survey. We will post the results of the survey in our MSOS News. Thanks for your help.