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Post date: 1 year 2 months ago

Read this week’s newsletter free featured article on the need to adopt dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency screening before the administration of fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy. The article argues that although the incidence is relatively low, patients who have it are unable to metabolize these drugs and can suffer severe toxicity and even fatal adverse reactions: https://www.ismp.org/node/25779

Post date: 1 year 2 months ago

Surgery sites now have more time to participate in the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for Perioperative Settings! The data submission deadline has been extended to October 1, 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity to evaluate your medication use systems, identify challenges, and document regulatory compliance. Visit www.ismp.org/node/18027 to access the assessment workbook.

Post date: 1 year 2 months ago

Read this week’s newsletter free featured article for analysis of a tragic error after a discontinued fentaNYL infusion was left attached to a patient. The article includes ISMP’s safe practice recommendations to prevent similar errors: https://www.ismp.org/resources/leaving-discontinued-fentanyl-infusion-at...

Post date: 1 year 3 months ago

Read this week’s newsletter free featured article for an analysis of a recent report of a medication containing D&C red #33 almost being dispensed to a patient with a red dye allergy. The article includes ISMP’s safe practice recommendations: https://www.ismp.org/resources/identifying-color-additives-regulated-dru...

Post date: 1 year 3 months ago

Read this week’s ISMP newsletter free featured article for an analysis of a recently reported fatal error in which potassium chloride for injection concentrate was administered IV push to a patient during a cardiac arrest. The article includes ISMP’s safe practice recommendations: https://www.ismp.org/node/25027

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