MSOS News

Post date: 2 days 10 hours ago

Errors related to medication labeling and packaging continue to be among the most frequent types of voluntary reports submitted to ISMP. Read this week’s free newsletter featured article for a list of error-prone conditions with container and carton labels and ISMP recommendations: https://www.ismp.org/node/24533

Post date: 2 weeks 2 days ago

During the first four months of COVID vaccine administration, ISMP has received more than 160 voluntary reports associated with a variety of error types, including wrong administration technique and incorrect storage and handling. This week’s free ISMP newsletter featured article provides an up-to-date analysis of vaccine errors as well as safe practice recommendations: https://ismp.org/resources/any-new-process-poses-risk-errors-learning-4-...

Post date: 2 weeks 3 days ago

ISMP’s nationally recognized experts are here to support you, even during the pandemic! Our multidisciplinary consulting team can offer medication safety solutions for healthcare facilities of all sizes and settings, virtually or in person. Whether you need assistance getting you medication safety program started, identifying potential issues, or solving ongoing problems, we can help. For more information on services tailored to your specific needs, visit: https://ismp.org/node/23650

Post date: 3 weeks 1 day ago

The Joint Commission has released a new sentinel event alert on optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS that references ISMP guidelines and recommendations. For a copy of the alert, visit: www.jointcommission.org/resources/patient-safety-topics/sentinel-event/s...

To access ISMP’s smart pump guidelines: www.ismp.org/guidelines/safe-implementation-and-use-smart-pumps

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.