ISMP has published a list of the top 10 medication errors and issues covered in the acute care newsletter in 2020. We hope that you incorporate our prevention recommendations in your organization-wide, strategic medication safety improvement plan for 2021! To view the list and access ISMP’s advice on how to manage these risks, visit: https://ismp.org/node/22438
Prevent wrong-route errors by adopting ENfit-compliant devices in your organization! Learn how ENfit can help reduce the risk of catheter misconnections involving enteral-to-IV tubing during a free ISMP webinar on February 24, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm ET (CE available): https://www.ismp.org/node/22062
Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:
• Establishing a Medication Safety Officer in a Unique Practice Setting
Morgan Drew Greutman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Lieutenant Commander, USPHS, Medication Safety Officer
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority
• Medication Safety Efforts in the United Kingdom
Nicola Wake BPharm, MRPharmS (IPresc)
Specialist Pharmacist: Lead Medication Safety | NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service
Lead Clinical Pharmacist: Safety & Governance | Medication Safety Officer | Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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