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August 2016

In this month’s issue:

ISMP updates its list of drug names with tall man letters: How to best utilize them in your facility.

Safety Wires!

  • Misread handwritten orders.
  • Health Alert! Loperamide and serious cardiac problems.
  • Ambigious drug doses on discharge forms.
  • U-500 syringe approved by FDA.

19th Annual ISMP Cheers Awards Nominations.  

Join ISMP in celebrating National Assisted Living Week September 11-17, 2016

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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