Medication-related Measures Survey

ISMP is working to publish a list of medication-related measures that can be used as part of a meaningful “dashboard” for senior leadership in healthcare organizations. Medication safety officers can help by taking a quick survey at: http://surveys.ismp.org/s3/Measurement-Matters-ISMP, which will provide ISMP with input on how data is currently being used to identify and monitor safe medication use.

The survey asks respondents to record up to five medication safety measures they collect related to three specific areas; if you are not the correct person within your organization to provide that information, please pass the survey link on to the appropriate staff member.

An announcement will be posted on www.medsafetyofficer.org when the final list of medication measures is available.

MSOS Committees Selected

MSOS is pleased to announce that members have been selected for its Education and Guideline Committees. We received a tremendous response to our request for volunteers for all MSOS committees, and feel fortunate to have members that represent disparate geographic areas as well as different facilities around the US. The Education Committee had its first call in March and the Guidelines Committee will have its first call in early April. For a list of the committee members, please see the “About Us” section of the MSOS website www.medsafetyofficer.org. 

MSOS Collaborating Partner of 2015 ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative

Once again, MSOS is a collaborating partner (along with ISMP) in the 2015 ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative, this year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver CO from June 6-10, 2015. This unique track is dedicated to medication safety, and is a “must” for all medication safety officers and those interested in medication safety. In fact, it is a meeting for the entire patient safety team. 

Similar to last year, MSOS will be having a membership business meeting on Sunday, June 7th from 12:30 to 1:30pm, in Room 110 of the Colorado Convention Center and a MSOS membership reception on Monday, June 8th from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm at Maggiano's Italian Restaurant (bar area) at 500 16th St., #150 (Denver Pavillions - a few blocks from the convention center). Free cocktails and hors d'oeuveres will be served., so mark your calendar and plan on being there.

2014 Drug Shortages Summit Results Released

The 2014 Drug Shortages Summit organized by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), and The Pew Charitable Trusts, recently released its results.  For a copy of the press release see: www.ismp.org/pressroom/PR20150205.pdf.  For a copy of the summit findings see: www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/Policy/DrugShortages/2014-Drug-Shortages-Summit.pdf 

Welcome new Advisory Board members:

We wish to welcome our new Advisory Board members for MSOS:

  • Kelly Besco, PharmD.  Medication Safety Coordinator, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services, Columbus OH
  • Sean O’Neill, PharmD; Medication Safety Officer, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
  • Joanne Peterson, RN; Medication Safety Specialist, Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Elizabeth Rebo, PharmD. Medication Safety Officer, WellStar Health System, Marietta GA

They join existing members E. Robert Feroli, PharmD; Christian Hartman, PharmD; and Jaculin DeYoung, PharmD. We wish to thank leaving members Barbara Olson RN and Gary Ostrowski, PharmD for their long years of service to the Board.

 

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