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Welcome to the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Nurse Advise-ERR, a medication safety newsletter designed specifically to meet the needs of nurses who transcribe medication orders, administer medications, and monitor the effects of medications on patients. This monthly, two-four page newsletter will be offered FREE in 2014 to acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, community health clinics, surgical centers, and birthing centers, and to faculty at academic settings thanks to restricted grants from Baxter Healthcare and BD. Those who work in other settings can still purchase an individual subscription for $15 or a reduced-rate organizational subscription for $50. Regular features include detailed anonymous accounts of reported errors, checklists of evidence-based error reduction strategies, and short 'safety wires' that offer quick tips regarding safe medication practices. Free CEUs are available in July and January.

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May 2015

In this month's issue:

  • Delayed administration and contraindicated drugs place patients with Parkinson's disease at risk
  • Possible dosing dilemma for infants. (Revatio for treatment of PAH in children)
  • Look-alike prefilled syringes. (iSecure syringes by Hospira)
  • DOXOrubicin liposomal mix-up.

Special announcement:

  • ISMP webinars
    • May 27: Expanding Barcode Medication Administration: Making a Difference in the Emergency Department (ED) and Other Outpatient Settings
    • June 24: 2015 Update on The Joint Commission Medication-Related Standards
    • For more details and to register, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=349.


Nurse Advise-ERR® is offered free in 2014 to nurses who work in US acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, community health clinics, surgical centers, and birthing centers; and faculty at academic settings to allow for free redistribution to students, thanks to educational grants from Baxter Healthcare and BD. We encourage you to designate a primary subscriber in your organization who then redistributes it to as many nurses as possible in your healthcare system.

Back issues of the newsletter are available at: http://www.ismp.org/Newsletters/nursing/archive.aspx.
  
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ATTENTION CANADIAN NURSES: ISMP Canada is pleased to distribute this newsletter to Canadian nurses. Please subscribe via this link: https://www.ismp-canada.org/advise-err.htm.

 
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