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Ideas needed for new TMSBP

ISMP is beginning the process of developing the new 2018-2019 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals. We would like ideas from you for either issues that need a best practice, or the best practice itself. Remember the criteria is that these are issues that have cause serious harm or death over many years, and can be addressed by one or two best practices in most cases. Please send me an email at drich@ismp.org. Thanks for your input.

Medication Safety Certificate Program - ISMP and ASHP Partnership

We want to inform you that ISMP has signed an agreement with ASHP to offer an online medication safety certificate program. Although ISMP plans to have online learning in the future with its new website, we thought this is a good opportunity for MSOS members, along with the other programs that ISMP currently offers. This certificate program will also offer continuing education for pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. Program development will begin shortly, and we will inform you once it is available. A press release will go out this week and be posted on the ISMP website (www.ismp.org).

ISMP Launches Video Newsletter Series

ISMP has just released the first in a series of “video newsletters” being produced in partnership with the Temple University School of Pharmacy. The videos, which will be in a news format with short interviews, are designed to provide insight on key medication safety issues from nationally recognized experts. They will provide a summary of top content from the biweekly ISMP Medication Safety Alert! newsletter.

The first video, now available online, focuses on:

  • *IV Push Medication Use
  • *Eliminating Ratio Expressions
  • *ISMP’s Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices

To view the first video in the ISMP video newsletter series, visit: http://2020visualmedia.com/ismp

Thanks for Coming

We wish to thanks all those who came to the MSOS Networking Meeting and Reception at the 2016 ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative in Baltimore MD this past week. We had over 40 people attend both functions. We had some lively discussion on the new ISMP White Paper on the Value of the Medication Safety Officer, and on what is the definition of "harm" when classifying medication errors. We look forward to seeing you next year in Minneapolis. 

Special one-day rate for the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative

MSOS is interdisciplinary organization and we know first-hand what a group of like-minded patient safety advocates can accomplish in collaboration. The ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative (held in cooperation with MSOS) is not just for pharmacists. In that light, the ASHP is offering a special one-day rate ($250) for interprofessional clinicians and other non-ASHP members who want to experience the amazing opportunities and exceptional education found at the 2016 ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative (MSC) in Baltimore MD, June 11-15, 2016.

Don't Forget to Join us at the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative in Baltimore

As a member of MSOS, if you are going to the ASHP Medication Safety Collarborative (Summer Meeting) in Baltimore MD, don't forget to join us for:

  • ISMP Educational Session: “ISMP 2016 Updates: Best Practices to Enhance Patient Safety” on Sunday, June 12 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in Ballroom III (Level 400).
  • MSOS Members Networking Meeting on Sunday, June 12 from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 337 (Level 300) of the Baltimore Convention Center. 
  • Member social reception- MSOS will be hosting an informal gathering with free drinks and small bites - Monday night, June 13, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Kona Grill (1 East Pratt St - between St. Charles and Light Sts). Meet us in the bar/lounge area and say your are with MSOS.
  • Information table - in the Upper Pratt Street lobby near ASHP Registration and the ASHP Store, and on the other side of the up-escalators from Starbucks. 

For more details click here.

HTF survey related to clinical alarms

Organizations are invited to participate in a research study that focuses on clinical alarms and alarm management. The survey developed and administered by the Healthcare Technology Foundation (HTF) is designed to ascertain attitudes and practices of health care personnel related to clinical alarms, as they are among the top health technology hazards. A nonprofit organization, HTF promotes the development, application, and support of safe and effective health care technologies. This survey will update the HTF surveys administered in 2006 and 2011 to determine changes in the perception of clinical alarm-related issues, event occurrence, improvement measures, and the priority for action. The survey can be found at https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/52RD8TH and ends April 15

ISMP Draft Guidelines for Safe Use of Subcutaneous Insulin Open for Public Comment

ISMP's draft guidelines for safe use of subcutaneous insulin are open for public comment. Please visit this link (http://www.ismp.org/Tools/guidelines/SUSI/Default.aspx) to view and provide comments on the consensus statements. We appreciate your comments by Saturday April 30, 2016. This is the final opportunity to weigh in on the guidelines. We appreciate your commitment to safe medication use and look forward to reviewing your feedback.

Just Culture Champion Certification Course May 10-12, 2016

ISMP is partnering to offer a three-day course that will teach healthcare organizations how to apply the Just Culture model, which can reduce adverse medication events. Participants will develop in-house expertise in the 5 Skills and Just Culture Algorithm, and take part in real world simulations that involve specific case examples.The course offers 20 hours of CE for pharmacists and nurses, and will be held May 10-12, 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. For more information or to register, please go to: http://www.ismp.org/Flyers/Just-Culture-201605.aspx

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