ISMP has published a list of the top 10 medication hazards and errors covered in the acute care newsletter in 2019. These safety issues have caused ongoing, persistent problems, but all can be avoided or minimized with system and practice changes that are attainable for all healthcare providers. We hope that you incorporate recommendations to prevent the top 10 into your organization-wide, strategic medication safety improvement plan for 2020! To view the list and learn about how to manage these risks safely and effectively, visit: https://www.ismp.org/resources/start-new-year-right-preventing-these-top...
ISMP will offer two symposia on justifying investment in medication use technology and new guidelines for smart infusion pump safety at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Don’t miss these valuable opportunities to learn from national experts! Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. For more details or to register, visit: https://www.ismp.org/events-webinars-and-workshops
Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.
Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3361605469699521037
Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:
• Medication Safety Walkaround Tool
L. Hayley Burgess, PharmD, BCPP, CPPS
AVP, Clinical Pharmacy and Medication Safety
Clinical Services Group, HCA
• Identifying Patients at Highest Risk for Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression
Paul E Milligan, PharmD
BJC System Medication Safety Pharmacist
Center for CLinical Excellence
• Improving Medication Safety from the Source: Leveraging Vendor Partnerships to Improve Patient Care
Jessalynn Henney, PharmD
Network Medication Safety Director
Community Health Network
We are excited to announce an important new chapter for ISMP. To strengthen our impact as a leader in patient safety, we have entered into an affiliation agreement with ECRI Institute. ISMP and ECRI Institute’s missions are similar, and together we will be able to offer comprehensive patient safety solutions in all care settings and create one of the largest patient safety institutions in the world. For more information, see our joint news release: https://www.ismp.org/node/13291
Join us on Tuesday evening, December 10, 2019, for the 22nd Annual Cheers Awards at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas. The awards recognize a group of healthcare leaders who have gone “all in” to develop best practices and programs that prevent medication errors and protect patients. We also will be celebrating ISMP’s 25th anniversary as a nonprofit organization! To make a donation to support ISMP’s work and/or register for the dinner, please visit: www.ismp.org/node/938.