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April 2016

In this month’s issue:

  • Partially filled vials and syringes in sharps containers are a key source of drug diversion

    SafetyWires!

  • Paregoric, not “opium tincture.”
  • Kayexalate or Kay Ciel?
  • Ambiguous abbreviation B-L-D.
  • Infection control position paper.
  • Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.

Special announcements:

  • Join ISMP in Celebrating National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2016) and National Nursing Home Week (May 8-14, 2016)
  • Just Culture Certification. ISMP has partnered with Outcome Engenuity to offer a unique Medication Safety Focused Just Culture Champion Certification Course on May 10-12 in Bellevue, WA. For details, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=1706.
  • One hour FREE CE credit now available (July—December 2015 issues) at: www.ismp.org/sc?id=1666.

 

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 (www.ismp.org/merp), or by email (ismpinfo@ismp.org). Reporter identity and location remain strictly confidential and are never published. Anonymous reports are also accepted. 

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