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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

September 8, 2016

In this week's issue:

Special announcements:

  • New FAQs for ISMP Best Practices
    • Two recently revised sets of "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) have been posted on our website for Best Practices 2 and 5 of the ISMP 2016-2017 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals. There are also three new sets of FAQs for Best Practices 7, 9, and 10
    • These changes can be found on the ISMP website at: www.ismp.org/sc?id=2800.
  • ISMP webinar
    • September 29: Just Culture: Application of an Accountability Model with Medication Safety Events
    • For details and to register, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=349.
  • ASHP and ISMP to Create Medication Safety Certification Program
    • The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) are partnering to develop a Medication Safety Certificate Program that is scheduled to launch in spring 2017. This online continuing education (CE) certificate program will be an addition to the ASHP Professional Certificate product line and ISMP's Medication Safety Intensive program.
    • More information is available at: www.ismp.org/sc?id=2801.
  • Updated ISMP Guidelines for Safe Preparation of Compounded Sterile Preparations
    • ISMP has just updated the ISMP Guidelines for Safe Preparation of Compounded Sterile Preparations. First published in 2013, the 2016 updates were necessary to address new technologies and safety strategies that will help prevent serious errors.
    •  The updated guidelines can be found on our website at: www.ismp.org/sc?id=183.

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