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Post date: 15 hours 27 min ago

The second special edition ISMP newsletter focuses on using tubing extension sets to position infusion pumps outside of COVID-19 patients’ rooms, which helps conserve PPE and reduces the frequency of exposures that nurses would ordinarily experience by going into rooms to manage infusions. The issue also includes pharmacist order verification tips. Special editions are available free to the general public as well as subscribers—to access, visit: https://ismp.org/acute-care/special-edition-medication-safety-alert-apri...

Post date: 1 week 1 day ago

ISMP realizes that healthcare practitioners are struggling to keep up with rapidly changing conditions and information related to COVID-19. To help, we are moving to special editions of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care newsletter. The special editions will focus only on medication safety issues and information you may find useful for planning and discussion. The length and frequency might vary, depending on what needs to be communicated, but at minimum a special edition will be published every other week. The first issue is available to the general public as well as subscribers—to access, visit: https://ismp.org/node/14917.

Post date: 1 week 2 days ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held tomorrow, March 26, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.
Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8385147657202095629

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

• Addressing Medication Safety Practices Without a Dedicated Medication Safety Practitioner
David T. Caron, Jr., R.Ph., Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy
Hospital Compliance Officer
Martha's Vineyard Hospital

• Engaging Pharmacy Staff in Medication Safety
Farzana Samad, PharmD, FISMP
Medication Safety and Quality Coordinator
Baptist Hospital of Miami

• ISMP Update including COVID-19 discussion (with opportunity for attendees to speak)
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP
President
Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Post date: 3 weeks 3 days ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.
Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8385147657202095629

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

• Addressing Medication Safety Practices Without a Dedicated Medication Safety Practitioner
David T. Caron, Jr., R.Ph., Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy
Hospital Compliance Officer
Martha's Vineyard Hospital

• Engaging Pharmacy Staff in Medication Safety
Farzana Samad, PharmD, FISMP
Medication Safety and Quality Coordinator
Baptist Hospital of Miami

• System Change Reports
Eileen Kasda, DrPH, MHS
Assistant Director, Patient Safety Analytics

Post date: 1 month 1 week 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

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