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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: https://ismp.org/node/24098

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: www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/04/09/default-calendar/global-p...

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: www.ismp.org/covid-19-resources

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: www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/patient-safety/how-iv-pump-optimization-i....

For a copy of ISMP’s smart pump guidelines: www.ismp.org/guidelines/safe-implementation-and-use-smart-pumps

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: https://ismp.org/node/23857

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