Has your facility experienced a medication error related to drug shortages and/or COVID-19? Help ISMP improve medication safety and prevent patient harm during the pandemic by reporting confidentially at: https://www.ismp.org/report-error/merp.
ISMP has created an online list of key resources and information that can help you manage emerging drug and product shortages related to COVID-19. For links to articles, webinars, and input and tools from frontline practitioners, visit: https://ismp.org/node/15527
This week’s special edition ISMP newsletter provides considerations and tips for safe and efficient use of automated dispensing cabinets during the pandemic, including enhancing security and minimizing contamination. The newsletter also presents information on errors occurring with norepinephrine infusions administered to COVID-19 patients and stresses the need for standardizing critical care drug infusions. Visit: https://ismp.org/acute-care/special-edition-medication-safety-alert-apri...
Infusion pump and tubing shortages are anticipated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this video to hear ISMP experts and ECRI engineers discuss how to navigate those shortages, and key safety considerations to keep in mind when putting infusion pumps in hallways to conserve PPE. The webcast also includes a Q&A session with questions from hospitals around the globe: https://hubs.ly/H0pnL7m0
ISMP has created an online COVID-19 resource page with links to medication safety-related information that can help you respond to the pandemic.The frequently updated list includes articles, webinars, and emerging news. Visit: https://ismp.org/covid-19-resources