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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

January 14, 2016

In this week's issue:

  • QuarterWatch 2015 Quarter 1 and 2: Signals for new sleep medication, opioids, and new diabetes medications
  • ISMP Announces the Achievement of Two Remarkable Milestones
    • 500 newsletters and still going strong.
    • 20-year anniversary of this newsletter.
  • A glimpse down memory lane starts today...
    • January 31, 1996 newsletter: Amrinone-amiodarone mix-up leads to death.
  • Label characteristics contributes to errors. (ARIPiprazole)
  • IV fat emulsion needs a filter.
  • U-500 insulin pen arriving soon.
  • Safe Medication Management Fellowships
    • We are now accepting applications for two 2016-2017 yearlong fellowships.
    • The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/profdevelopment/

Special announcements:

  • ISMP webinar
    • January 27: Measuring Risk with Medications In Your Organization: Using the Right Data to Identify Risk
    • For details and to register, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=349.
  • 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.

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