MSOS News

Post date: 4 days 1 hour ago

To hear ISMP's Rita Jew and Michael Cohen discuss current medication safety issues in new podcasts with Nursing2022 and ASHP, visit: https://www.ismp.org/news

Post date: 1 month 5 days ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
Register Now: https://ecri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hZ7iTtEqSLG-wDZ-5nhj-A

Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:

• Developing A Reliable Scanning Rate for Pharmacy Dispenses In the Acute Care Setting
Jennifer Matias, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Nadia Aslam, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Kaiser Permanente - Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety

• Opioid Use in the Perioperative Setting
Clare Livingston, PharmD
Inova Eastern Region PGY2 Medication Use, Safety, and Policy
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Inova Alexandria Hospital

Post date: 1 month 1 week ago

This week’s featured newsletter explores lessons learned from the recent criminal trial of an Ohio physician for ordering unusually high doses of opioids, and presents recommendations for developing an escalation process that helps promptly resolve disputes over the safety of medication orders: https://www.ismp.org/node/31756

Post date: 1 month 1 week ago

A National Alert Network (NAN) warning has been issued regarding possibile mix-ups with potassium chloride for injection concentrate in EXCEL plastic bags. The new B. Braun pharmacy bulk packaging could be accidentally infused directly into a patient’s IV line. To access the alert and safe practice recommendations, visit: www.ismp.org/node/31719

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.