Post date: 4 months 1 week ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.
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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

• System Change Reports
Eileen Kasda, DrPH, MHS
Assistant Director, Patient Safety Analytics

Post date: 4 months 3 weeks ago

ISMP has just released its updated list of consensus-based Best Practices, which includes new recommendations on opioid prescribing and dispensing as well as on managing risks related to the “override” feature on automated dispensing cabinets. We encourage hospitals and health systems to incorporate the Best Practices into their medication safety efforts over the next two years. For a copy of the Best Practices, visit:

Post date: 4 months 3 weeks ago

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:

Post date: 5 months 2 days ago

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:

Post date: 5 months 4 days ago

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: