Post date: 8 months 2 weeks ago

ISMP has identified trends in reported errors with transdermal medication systems (topically worn drug patches), including applying the adhesive cover directly to skin without first applying the patch. For an ISMP newsletter article that provides an analysis as well as safe practice recommendations, visit:

Post date: 8 months 2 weeks ago

ISMP’s Christina Michalek has been named Chair of the International Medication Safety Network Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Interest Group. Member organizations from all over the world are sharing their experiences and learning related to storage, preparation, administration, and patient monitoring. For more information, visit:

Post date: 9 months 1 week ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
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Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:

• Increasing Syringe Smart Pump Library Compliance
Casey Moore, PharmD
Medication Safety Pharmacist- Pediatrics
Samantha Burton, PharmD, FISMP
Medication Safety Pharmacist- Smart Pumps
Cleveland Clinic

• Improving the Medication Use Process: 3% Sodium Chloride
Jessica Anderson, PharmD, BCPPS
PICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Amy Potts, PharmD, BCPPS
Program Director, Quality, Safety and Education
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Post date: 9 months 2 weeks ago

The most recent ISMP newsletter featured article presents a case for why MSO positions are crucial for healthcare organizations. In addition to providing resources to build a case for adding an MSO to staff, the article includes links to educational and professional opportunities for MSOs. Visit:

Post date: 9 months 2 weeks ago

ISMP’s Christina Michalek co-chaired a workgroup that produced the recent Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety’s white paper on reducing CPOE alert fatigue. Recommendations address overrides, missed notifications, and interruptions posed by CPOE systems, as well as strategies to optimize alerts. For a copy, visit: