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September 2015

In this month’s issue:

  • Confusion abounds! 2-year summary of the ISMP National Vaccine Error Reporting Program (Part I)
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) needed to prevent repetitive errors
  • Its Flu Season again! Staff vaccination is important.
  • Safety Wires:
    • Brilinta and Brintellix in the news again.
    • Zoster vaccine - Not for the immunosuppressed.
    • Fooled by enoxaparin look-alikes
    • Revised Joint Commission nursing care center requirements
    • Special attention is needed during transitions of care
    • Law firm advertisements

     Special announcements:

  • Nursing CE credit available

     Back issues:

  • Back issues of the newsletter are available at: www.ismp.org/Newsletters/longtermcare/pastissues.asp

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