Acute Care Volume 21, Issue 23

Medication Safety Alert! November 17, 2016

In this week's issue:

  • Is an Indication-Based Prescribing System in our Future?
  • Lantus overdose tied to confusing vial label
  • Vecuronium and vancomycin vial mix-ups
  • Harm or death from phenytoin injection medication errors
  • More on lipid rescue
  • U-500 insulin syringes now available
  • 2016-2017 ISMP Fellows
    • Staley Lawes, PharmD, BCPS; 2016-2017 ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow, supported in part by Baxter, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Fresenius Kabi
    • Maximilian Straka, PharmD; 2016-2017 FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow
    • Celeste Karpow, PharmD; 2016-2017 FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow
Featured article
In the July 28, 2016, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine , Schiff et al. 1 provide a compelling argument in favor of incorporating indications into the medication ordering process. A longtime proponent (along with ISMP and other organizations) of including the purpose of medications on...

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