The following are excerpts from the newsletter

October 8, 2015

In this week's issue:

Special announcements:

  • Join us in celebrating:
    • American Pharmacist Month (October)
    • National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week (October 18 -24)
    • National Pharmacy Technician Day (October 20)
  • Calling all medication safety officer!
    • If you're a medication safety officer, or a healthcare professional who has a defined role in analyzing and improving the medication safety efforts of your organization, please consider joining ISMP's Medication Safety Officers Society. The purpose of this group is to share ideas and communicate with each other on common issues to reduce errors and improve medication safety.
    • For more information, visit:
  • ISMP webinar
    • October 21: Oops, Sorry, Wrong Patient: Taking Steps to Improve the Identification and Prevention of Wrong Patient Errors in Electronic Systems.
    • For details, visit:
  • 18th Annual ISMP CHEERS Awards
    • Join us on Tuesday evening, December 8, 2015, at 6:00 pm for the 18th Annual CHEERS Awards at The Chicory in New Orleans.
    • To register for the awards dinner or make a donation, please visit:

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