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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

August 13, 2015

In this week's issue:

Special announcements:

  • New IV Push Guidelines
    • ISMP has just released guidelines to help healthcare practitioners identify and address the day-to-day risks associated with IV push medication use in adults.
    • For a copy, go to: www.ismp.org/sc?id=563.
  • Only Two MSI Workshops Left
    • Join your safety-minded colleagues at one of the remaining ISMP Medication Safety INTENSIVE (MSI) workshops this year. There are only two more opportunities left to learn the unique ISMP principles and techniques that can maximize safety efforts. September 17-18 (Bellevue, WA - near Seattle) and December 4-5 (New Orleans, LA - prior to ASHP Midyear Meeting)
    • For more information or to register, go to: www.ismp.org/educational/MSI.
  • Free Radiology CE
    • Now pharmacists and radiology technologists can earn CE credit on medication safety in the radiology setting.
    • To access this convenient on-demand webinar, go to: www.ismp.org/sc?id=509.
  • ISMP webinar
    • August 27: Managing Human Error, At-Risk Behavior, and Reckless Behavior in a Just Culture
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=349.
  • 18th Annual ISMP Cheers Awards
    • Looking into the Future for Medication Safety: This year's ISMP CHEERS Awards dinner will be on Tuesday, December 8 at The Chicory restaurant in New Orleans. The awards will provide a glimpse into the future of medication error prevention, but we need your assistance to make that vision come true. By donating or attending, you will help spread the word about forward-thinking practices and programs that save lives and improve the quality of care. You can also submit a nomination for this year's awards (open until September 11).
    • For details, go to: www.ismp.org/Cheers/.

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