Medication Safety Alert! December 3, 2015
In this week's issue:
- Dispelling a few myths about ISMP
- Same name, different drug outside US (CARTIA)
- Farewell to ratio expressions on single entity drug labels
- KAYEXALATE or KAY CIEL?
- Don't cover the manufacturer's barcode
As we approach a new year, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) would like to extend its sincere thanks to the many healthcare providers, consumers, advocacy groups, organizations, agencies, and companies that have allowed us to be part of their journey to reduce patient harm from medication errors. It has been both a distinct privilege and a profound responsibility to touch the lives of so many during the past year. Since becoming a charitable organization more than 2 decades ago, ISMP has pursued a singular mission to advance patient safety worldwide by empowering the...