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
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
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...
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.
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
Institute for Safe Medication Practices