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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

February 11, 2016

  • Selected medication safety risks to manage in 2016 that might otherwise fall off the radar screen - Part II
  • Methylergonovine medication errors in obstetrics
  • Paregoric, not "opium tincture."
  • New bendamustine product avoids CSTD issues.
  • Targeted Medication Safety Best Practice #9. (Ensure all antidotes, reversal agents, and rescue agents are readily available.)
  • How NOT to barcode topical creams.
  • Safe Medication Management Fellowships
    • We are now accepting applications for two 2016-2017 yearlong fellowships.
    • Speak to ISMP's current Fellows: March 2, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. (email fellowship@ismp.org to attend)
    • The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/profdevelopment/

Special announcements:

  • FREE ISMP webinar with CE
    • February 24: Demonstrate your Commitment to Patient Safety: Adopt ISMP's 2016-2017 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices
    • For details and to register, visit: www.proce.com/BestPractice16.
  • 1-week "ROTATION" at ISMP
    • We have room for a few more participants in our weeklong ISMP Practitioner in Residence Program from February 29 to March 4, 2016, at ISMP's office in suburban Philadelphia, PA. The rigorous program provides healthcare professionals who have medication safety responsibilities with a unique opportunity to work closely with ISMP staff using our proprietary conceptual model for identifying and controlling medication risks. This can help organizations develop a comprehensive strategic plan for medication safety.
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/consult/practitioner.asp.
  • MSI workshop
    • Join safety-minded colleagues at our first Medication Safety INTENSIVE (MSI) workshop this year on March 31 - April 1 in Orlando, FL. This hands-on workshop will help you learn to identify, analyze, and control medication safety risks using real-world case examples for practice.
    • For more information, go to: www.ismp.org/educational/msi/.

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