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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

May 30, 2013

Fatal PCA Adverse Events Continue to Happen...
Better Patient Monitoring is Essential to Prevent Harm

Medication safety officer group to become a part of ISMP. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) announced this week that the American Society of Medication Safety Officers (ASMSO) is being incorporated within ISMP. For more information on ASMSO, please
visit: www.asmso.org/.

Safety Brief: Is it or isn’t it a multiple-dose vial? We have received a couple of inquiries regarding a certain 200 mg per 100 mL vial of DOXOrubicin by Pfizer. The product is labeled as a “multidose vial” but states that it contains no preservatives.

Safety Brief: Liquid niMODipine approval. Arbor Pharmaceuticals announced earlier this month the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of NYMALIZE (niMODipine) oral solution. The product is expected to be available mid-June (www.ismp.org/sc?id=191).

Resources and Services. Were you aware that ISMP also offers medication safety consulting services for all types of practice settings? For more information: www.ismp.org/consult/default.asp.

ISMP also offers two-day Medication Safety Intensive (MSI) workshops led by ISMP faculty and other experts who use their real-world experience to help you meet today’s medication safety challenges. For more information or to register: www.ismp.org/educational/MSI/default.asp.

Webinars presenting new trends in medication safety and additional knowledge in key areas are another resource provided by ISMP. To register for upcoming webinars or purchase CDs of past programs: www.ismp.org/educational/webinars.asp.

Healthcare professionals who have or are seeking medication safety oversight for their practice site can rapidly advance their safety leadership skills by participating in the rigorous one-week ISMP Practitioner in Residence (PIR) Program. For more information: www.ismp.org/consult/practitioner.asp.

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