Acute Care Volume 21, Issue 22

Medication Safety Alert! November 3, 2016

In this week's issue:

  • Chloral Hydrate: Is It Still Being Used? Are There Safer Alternatives?
    • ISMP Survey on Oral Chloral Hydrate for Pediatric Procedural Sedation
  • In deepest sympathy...Dr. Betsy Allan Flynn
  • Don't give Zurampic without allopurinol
  • Does ClariSpray look familiar?
  • Highly concentrated potassium chloride injection
  • Look-alike generic names
  • Standardize 4 Safety: Fewer choices, fewer errors
Featured article
In early 2017, ISMP plans to update its list of high-alert medications to correspond with the release of a new ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment ® for High-Alert Medications . The new assessment tool, funded by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will allow hospitals and outpatient...

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