MSOS News

Post date: 1 day 4 min ago

ISMP has just released its updated list of consensus-based Best Practices, which includes new recommendations on opioid prescribing and dispensing as well as on managing risks related to the “override” feature on automated dispensing cabinets. We encourage hospitals and health systems to incorporate the Best Practices into their medication safety efforts over the next two years. For a copy of the Best Practices, visit: https://www.ismp.org/guidelines/best-practices-hospitals

Post date: 5 days 23 hours ago

Spend a week, March 30 to April 3, 2020, being mentored by national medication safety leaders as a Practitioner in Residence at ISMP’s office in the Philadelphia area. Participants will learn to use ISMP’s unique model for identifying and controlling areas of risk exposure, and gain insights to help meet regulatory and accreditation requirements. During this week, they also will obtain comprehensive resource materials to support ongoing safety efforts at their organization. Spaces for the session are going fast, so sign up soon. To learn more or enroll, call ISMP at 215-947-7797 or visit: www.ismp.org/node/13263

Post date: 1 week 4 days ago

Now you can hear ISMP and ECRI leaders discuss why their organizations joined forces, and how the affiliation will help improve healthcare quality and safety. A new podcast addresses ways ISMP and ECRI are working together to expand membership offerings, enhance educational programs, and combine their PSOs. To listen in, visit: https://www.ecri.org/podcasts/ecri-and-ismp-stronger-together

Post date: 2 weeks 2 hours ago

New and noteworthy! ISMP has issued its revised and expanded Guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps. For recommendations on reducing risks involving infrastructure, drug libraries, CQI data, and clinical workflow with smart pumps as well as maximizing interoperability with the electronic health record, visit: https://www.ismp.org/node/972

The mission of the Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS) is to advance and encourage excellence in safe medication use by providing communication, leadership, direction, and education among its members.