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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

May 21, 2015

In this week's issue:

  • The absence of a drug-disease interaction alert leads to a child's death
  • One choice too many... Time to eliminate teaspoonfuls
  • Avoid vitamin D products dosed and measured in drops.
  • Feeding tube connector changeover delayed again.
  • Patches and suicide risk.
  • Creating Meaningful Measures for Medication Safety (take our quick survey: www.ismp.org/sc?id=512)
  • ISMP News
    • ISMP Medical Director granted emeritus status. (Dr. Russ Jenkins)
    • New ISMP Medical Director announced. (Dr. Ron Litman)

Special announcements:

  • New Free CE
  • Upcoming Webinars
    • May 27: Expanding the Use of Barcode Medication Administration: Making a Difference in the Emergency Department (ED) and Other Outpatient Settings
    • June 24: 2015 Update on the Joint Commission Medication-Related Standards
    • July 30: Missed Safety Opportunities with Subcutaneous Insulin: Addressing the Often Unknown Safety Challenges with Insulin
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=349.
  • MSI Workshops
    • Attend one of the ISMP Medication Safety INTENSIVE workshops being held in 2015; September 17-18, Bellevue (near Seattle), WA; December 4-5, New Orleans, LA (prior to ASHP midyear program).
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/educational/MSI.
  • Annual Fund
    • Medication safety would be very different today without ISMP's advocacy efforts, which have led to hundreds of positive product and practice changes. ISMP recently launched its 2015 Annual Fund drive; please consider contributing to support the Institute in its fight against preventable medication errors.
    • For more information or to make a donation, go to: www.ismp.org/support.

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