We wish to thanks all those who came to the MSOS Networking Meeting and Reception at the 2016 ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative in Baltimore MD this past week. We had over 40 people attend both functions. We had some lively discussion on the new ISMP White Paper on the Value of the Medication Safety Officer, and on what is the definition of "harm" when classifying medication errors. We look forward to seeing you next year in Minneapolis.
MSOS is interdisciplinary organization and we know first-hand what a group of like-minded patient safety advocates can accomplish in collaboration. The ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative (held in cooperation with MSOS) is not just for pharmacists. In that light, the ASHP is offering a special one-day rate ($250) for interprofessional clinicians and other non-ASHP members who want to experience the amazing opportunities and exceptional education found at the 2016 ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative (MSC) in Baltimore MD, June 11-15, 2016.
As a member of MSOS, if you are going to the ASHP Medication Safety Collarborative (Summer Meeting) in Baltimore MD, don't forget to join us for:
- ISMP Educational Session: “ISMP 2016 Updates: Best Practices to Enhance Patient Safety” on Sunday, June 12 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in Ballroom III (Level 400).
- MSOS Members Networking Meeting on Sunday, June 12 from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 337 (Level 300) of the Baltimore Convention Center.
- Member social reception- MSOS will be hosting an informal gathering with free drinks and small bites - Monday night, June 13, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Kona Grill (1 East Pratt St - between St. Charles and Light Sts). Meet us in the bar/lounge area and say your are with MSOS.
- Information table - in the Upper Pratt Street lobby near ASHP Registration and the ASHP Store, and on the other side of the up-escalators from Starbucks.
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Organizations are invited to participate in a research study that focuses on clinical alarms and alarm management. The survey developed and administered by the Healthcare Technology Foundation (HTF) is designed to ascertain attitudes and practices of health care personnel related to clinical alarms, as they are among the top health technology hazards. A nonprofit organization, HTF promotes the development, application, and support of safe and effective health care technologies. This survey will update the HTF surveys administered in 2006 and 2011 to determine changes in the perception of clinical alarm-related issues, event occurrence, improvement measures, and the priority for action. The survey can be found at https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/52RD8TH and ends April 15
ISMP's draft guidelines for safe use of subcutaneous insulin are open for public comment. Please visit this link (http://www.ismp.org/Tools/guidelines/SUSI/Default.aspx) to view and provide comments on the consensus statements. We appreciate your comments by Saturday April 30, 2016. This is the final opportunity to weigh in on the guidelines. We appreciate your commitment to safe medication use and look forward to reviewing your feedback.