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Post date: 1 year 9 months ago

This week’s special edition ISMP newsletter provides considerations and tips for safe and efficient use of automated dispensing cabinets during the pandemic, including enhancing security and minimizing contamination. The newsletter also presents information on errors occurring with norepinephrine infusions administered to COVID-19 patients and stresses the need for standardizing critical care drug infusions. Visit: https://ismp.org/acute-care/special-edition-medication-safety-alert-apri...

Post date: 1 year 9 months ago

Infusion pump and tubing shortages are anticipated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this video to hear ISMP experts and ECRI engineers discuss how to navigate those shortages, and key safety considerations to keep in mind when putting infusion pumps in hallways to conserve PPE. The webcast also includes a Q&A session with questions from hospitals around the globe: https://hubs.ly/H0pnL7m0

Post date: 1 year 9 months ago

ISMP has created an online COVID-19 resource page with links to medication safety-related information that can help you respond to the pandemic.The frequently updated list includes articles, webinars, and emerging news. Visit: https://ismp.org/covid-19-resources

Post date: 1 year 9 months 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 year 10 months 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.

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