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Alert on Safe Handling of Concentrated Electrolyte Products During Shortages

A National Alert Network (NAN) alert was recently sent out regarding the safe handling of concentrated electrolyte products from outsourcing facilities during critical drug shortages. These products, particularly concentrated potassium chloride, may be provided by outsourcing facilities in syringes or vials without the same labeling required by USP for commercially available products. Special precautions should be taken to prevent these products from being dispensed from the pharmacy undiluted, and inadvertently administered which could result in a fatality. Please share this alert with your staff and colleagues. https://www.ismp.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018-05/NAN%20Alert%2020180524.pdf

Member Meeting at ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver, Co

Greetings MSOS members!

For those of you attending the ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver, Co please join us for our Member Meeting being held 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Mile High Ballroom 2A, Level 3 (Ballroom Level). (The room is next door to the ISMP Medication Safety Educational Session room.)

Please also join us for a membership get together at the Hilton Garden Inn (adjacent to the convention center) in the Territory Bar Monday, June 4th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Member Meeting at ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver

We want to invite members attending the ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver, Co to our Member Meeting being held 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Mile High Ballroom 2A, Level 3 (Ballroom Level). (The room is next door to the ISMP Medication Safety Educational Session room.)

We also want to invite members attending the ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver, Co to a membership get together at the Hilton Garden Inn (adjacent to the convention center) in the Territory Bar Monday, June 4th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

ISMP Program on Drug Shortages at ASHP Summer Meetings

Join ISMP at the ASHP Summer Meetings and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado, on Monday, June 4, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., for a Promotional Theater--Balancing Unpredictable IV Medication Supply with the Demand for Safe Injection Practices. Ongoing lack of availability of some medications and fluids has made providing safe and effective intravenous drug therapy extremely challenging. ISMP experts will identify key safety issues and discuss error prevention strategies to implement during shortages. Space is limited, and preregistration is encouraged. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to preregister, visit ISMP's new website at: http://www.ismp.org/events/managing-safe-injection-practices-unpredictab... .

 

In the inpatient setting, how does your institution dispense concentrated U-500 insulin?

The pharmacy dispenses a patient-specific prefilled U-500 pen device
24% (29 votes)
A U-500 pen device (non-patient specific) is available in an ADC
1% (1 vote)
The pharmacy prepares and dispenses U-500 insulin in a U-500 insulin syringe
21% (25 votes)
The pharmacy prepares and dispenses U-500 insulin in a U-100 insulin syringe
2% (2 votes)
The pharmacy prepares and dispenses U-500 insulin in a tuberculin syringe
24% (29 votes)
We convert U-500 insulin doses to U-100 insulin
28% (34 votes)
Total votes: 120

Check Out the New www.ismp.org

ISMP’s website has a new look and new user-friendly features! Visit the new site for an easier to navigate layout, focus areas that identify timely information pertaining to your practice, and an on-demand educational library offering a wide range of programs to earn CE at your convenience. The site now is mobile responsive to provide the same fast access to ISMP content across all your devices. Bookmark the new www.ismp.org, and stay current on emerging medication safety issues.

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