Post date: 8 months 3 days ago

This week’s free ISMP newsletter featured article is a follow-up to our December article on how to improve complete delivery of small-volume intermittent IV infusions, and provides additional recommendations from major US smart pump infusion vendors on how to prevent medication loss in tubing. Visit:

Post date: 8 months 4 days ago

ISMP’s Christina Michalek will speak about managing medication safety during the pandemic, including preventing #Covid19 vaccine errors, at a World Health Organization (WHO) webinar on April 9, 2021. The webinar is part of a series being held by the Global Patient Safety Network focusing on helping reduce avoidable medication-related patient harm. To register:

Post date: 8 months 1 week ago

ISMP, ASHP, and the U.S. Pharmacopeia have published a document answering frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine administration, including selecting needles and syringes, low dead volume, dose withdrawal, and more. For a copy of the FAQ and other COVID-related information, visit:

Post date: 8 months 1 week ago

ISMP is participating in a new patient safety campaign drawing attention to how technology can help prevent medical errors. For an article on smart infusion pump optimization by ISMP’s Michelle Mandrack, visit:

For a copy of ISMP’s smart pump guidelines:

Post date: 8 months 2 weeks ago

This week’s free ISMP newsletter featured article analyzes the issues and risks involved with pooling excess COVID-19 vaccine from multiple vials to obtain additional doses, which is not currently allowed by the FDA. The article supports reconsideration of pooling in order to provide more vaccinations: