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
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
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
ISMP fellowships can help you grow in your career and make major contributions to medication safety worldwide. ISMP is now accepting applications for three unique programs that begin this summer/fall – the ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship, the ISMP International Medication Safety Management Fellowship, and the FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2020. For more information, including program descriptions and the application, visit: www.ismp.org/node/871
ISMP has published a list of the top 10 medication hazards and errors covered in the acute care newsletter in 2019. These safety issues have caused ongoing, persistent problems, but all can be avoided or minimized with system and practice changes that are attainable for all healthcare providers. We hope that you incorporate recommendations to prevent the top 10 into your organization-wide, strategic medication safety improvement plan for 2020! To view the list and learn about how to manage these risks safely and effectively, visit: https://www.ismp.org/resources/start-new-year-right-preventing-these-top...