Post date: 1 year 12 months ago

A recently released ISMP white paper, The Case for Medication Safety Officers (MSO), stresses the need for a MSO to be included as an integral part of the healthcare team. The white paper provides detailed information for hospital leadership on the value of creating a dedicated position directly responsible for and empowered to lead medication safety strategy and implementation. It also describes key roles MSOs can play in optimizing safety, and comparable positions in other safety industries that can serve as models. To access the white paper online, visit ISMP’s website at:


Post date: 2 years 3 days ago

Join ISMP for a webinar that will inform you about drug product issues that contribute to medication errors around the world, and successful changes that some countries have made to reduce the risk of errors. Working Together to Address Global Drug Safety Issues with Packaging and Labeling will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm ET. Highlights from a recent international summit on drug labeling and packaging held by global regulators and the International Medication Safety Network will be presented to empower healthcare practitioners, drug manufacturers, and regulators from around the world to focus on medication error prevention. The webinar is offered at no cost and practitioners outside the US are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, visit:


Post date: 2 years 1 week ago

ISMP is currently seeking public comment on the revised ISMP’s Guidelines for the Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) through August 31, 2018 and would appreciate review by our MSOS members. Now it’s your chance to view the revised ADC Guidelines and provide feedback at: Also, a special thank you to those members who, as part of an expert advisory group, provided input for this revision.

Post date: 2 years 1 month ago

The preliminary comparative data from the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications is now available online to participants who submitted their findings to ISMP. The quality improvement workbook contains aggregate data that can be used by participants to compare their results to the aggregate results of demographically similar US facilities. Inpatient, outpatient, and prioritization worksheets are provided. 

Post date: 2 years 1 month ago

Shedding Light on a Black Hole: Local Anesthetic Use in the Pediatric OR
Meghan Rowcliffe PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS Medication Safety Officer, Pediatrics The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Avoiding harm: A Focus on the REMS Program for alemtuzumab (Lemtrada)
Jamie Wilkins, PharmD
Deputy Director, Division of Risk Management, Office of Medication Error Prevention and Risk Management, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, CDER, FDA

Update on the ISMP Smart Infusion Pump Summit
Michelle Mandrack, MSN, Director of Consulting Services, ISMP
David Valentine, PharmD, 2017-2018 ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow

Update from ISMP
Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP, President, ISMP