MSOS News

Post date: 1 year 4 months ago

ISMP, ASHP, and the U.S. Pharmacopeia have published a document answering frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine administration, including selecting needles and syringes, low dead volume, dose withdrawal, and more. For a copy of the FAQ and other COVID-related information, visit: www.ismp.org/covid-19-resources

Post date: 1 year 4 months ago

ISMP is participating in a new patient safety campaign drawing attention to how technology can help prevent medical errors. For an article on smart infusion pump optimization by ISMP’s Michelle Mandrack, visit: www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/patient-safety/how-iv-pump-optimization-i....

For a copy of ISMP’s smart pump guidelines: www.ismp.org/guidelines/safe-implementation-and-use-smart-pumps

Post date: 1 year 4 months ago

This week’s free ISMP newsletter featured article analyzes the issues and risks involved with pooling excess COVID-19 vaccine from multiple vials to obtain additional doses, which is not currently allowed by the FDA. The article supports reconsideration of pooling in order to provide more vaccinations: https://ismp.org/node/23857

Post date: 1 year 4 months ago

ISMP has identified trends in reported errors with transdermal medication systems (topically worn drug patches), including applying the adhesive cover directly to skin without first applying the patch. For an ISMP newsletter article that provides an analysis as well as safe practice recommendations, visit: https://ismp.org/node/23562

Post date: 1 year 4 months ago

ISMP’s Christina Michalek has been named Chair of the International Medication Safety Network Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Interest Group. Member organizations from all over the world are sharing their experiences and learning related to storage, preparation, administration, and patient monitoring. For more information, visit: https://www.intmedsafe.net/imsn-advocacy/imsn-advocacy-for-vaccine-safet...

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