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September 2016

In this month’s issue:

ISMP National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program: One in three vaccine errors associated with age-related factors

Safety Wires!

  • Nasal spray influenza vaccine not recommended for 2016-2017 flu season.
  • Anticoagulant mix-up.
  • It’s Exelan, not Exelon.
  • Opioid mix-ups.
  • Are patients who are allergic to antibiotics at risk for reactions to vaccine ingredients?
  • Colestipol confusion.

Special Announcements

  • ISMP Receives Service Award
  • ISMP Medication Safety Intensive

One hour FREE nursing CE credit now available for January-June 2016 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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