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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

March 13, 2014

In this week's issue:

Special announcements...

  • 1-year Fellowships
  • ISMP webinar
    • Join us on March 27 for our webinar, Addressing Safety Challenges with U-500 Insulin (And did you know U-200 and U-300 insulin products are now on the way?). Since only U-100 syringes are available for insulin administration, confusion exists when measuring doses of U-500 insulin. Given the increase in use of U-500 insulin, ISMP has received a growing number of reports related to serious 5-fold dosing errors with the drug. Learn more about common errors with U-500 insulin and how to prevent them. Also, share in the discussion of two new insulin concentrations in clinical trials, and assess their benefits and risks compared to U-100 and U-500 insulin.
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/educational/webinars.asp.
  • Unique 2-day program
    • Attend ISMP's Medication Safety INTENSIVE workshop in Washington, DC, on April 10-11, 2014. This workshop provides hands-on experiences with risk assessment, event investigation, error analysis, selecting error-reduction strategies, action planning, measuring effectiveness, Just Culture, and more!
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/educational/MSI.

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