March 2016

In this month’s issue:

  • EPINEPHrine for anaphylaxis: Autoinjector of 1 mg vial or ampul?
  • Are you ready to treat anaphylaxis?
  • One more note about EPINEPHrine: Say goodbye to ratios!


  • Pen device for U-500 insulin makes great sense.
  • Oral devices with mL-only dosing marks.
  • FentaNYL patch not adhering properly during use.
  • Long-term care LPN faces 10 years in prison.
  • New CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

 Special announcements:

  • One hour FREE CE credit now available for July through December 2015 issues of the Long-Term Care Advise-ERR at
  • Kudos to nurses! Nurses have again earned top honors in the annual Gallup poll on honesty and ethical standards when compared to other professions.

 Time is Running Out!

  • If you have not already done so, please complete our survey on a proposed list of high-alert medications for the long-term care setting by Monday, April 11, 2016. You can take survey at:

Report medication errors to ISMP. Share your medication safety stories and error reports in confidence by calling ISMP 1-800-FAILSAF(E), via our website (, or by email ( Reporter identity and location remain strictly confidential and are never published. Anonymous reports are also accepted. 

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