Medication Safety Alert! January 28, 2016
In this week's issue:
- Selected Medication Safety Risks to Manage in 2016 That Might Otherwise Fall Off the Radar Screen - Part I
- Pen device for U-500 insulin makes great sense
- FentaNYL patch not adhering properly during use
- Quarterly Action Agenda (October - December 2015)
It would be an incredibly arduous and a near impossible task to list all the risks associated with medication use that could lead to harmful medication errors. This is often at the heart of wondering where to start to improve medication safety, and why people frequently resort to playing “whack-a-mole,” addressing risks only after they pop up and become visible after an adverse event. It’s also one of the primary reasons ISMP has established the Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals—to help create a sharp lens with which to focus improvement efforts on a few best practices...