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 2013 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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In this month's issue:
High-alert medication list...Relatively useless without risk-reduction strategies
- National Nurses Week: May 6-12, 2013
- Don't become opioid (misinformation) tolerant.
- NANALERT: confusion between KADCYLA and HERCEPTIN
- ISMP webinar: Join us for our May 9 webinar, Unsafe Injection Practices are Placing Patients at Risk: Take Action Now. Recent events indicate that, despite efforts to improve injection safety, large numbers of patients are being exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Speakers will present the growing concern with infection control lapses and action to take now to promote safe injection practices. For details, please visit: www.ismp.org/educational/webinars.asp.
Nurse Advise-ERR® is offered free in 2013 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 redistributions to student 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: www.ismp.org/Newsletters/nursing/archive.asp.
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