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January 2017

In this month’s issue:

  • Correct use of inhalers: Help residents breathe easier

SAFETYwires

  • New AHRQ guide helps nursing homes tackle antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Transition of care error.
  • Don't give Zurampic without allopurinol.
  • Look-alike generic names.

WORTH reading...

  • Medication Errors Resulting in Hospitalization and Death of Nursing Home Residents. 

 Special announcements:

  • ISMP Survey on Verbal Orders
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      We’d like to know which drug classes you most commonly receive verbal orders for, and how often you have the opportunity to read back verbal orders. Please participate in our short survey by visiting: www.ismp.org/sc?id=2851, and submit your responses by March 3, 2017

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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