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December 2017

In this month’s issue:

  • Error-prone conditions that lead to student nurse-related errors
  • Alarming survey results from CDC: Unsafe injection practices continue

SAFETY wires:

  • Beware of drug names ending in the letter L.
  • Why abbreviations are a bad practice.
  • New 2018 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals released.
  • Differentiating insulin types by touch and separate storage.
  • Drug shortage meeting held.

Worth reading...

  • Optimizing the use of discharge medication lists in nursing facilities.

Special announcements:

  • Help ISMP this holiday season

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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