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A Full-Court Press to Stem the Opioid Crisis

Article summarizes ISMP presentation, mentions the addition of a new targeted medication safety best practice recommending elimination of prescribed fentanyl patches for opioid-naive patients and/or patients with acute pain and the creation of a medication safety self assessment for high-alert medications.

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Since COVID-19 vaccines were granted emergency use authorization, The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has received reports of errors related to storage, preparation, and administration. Because COVID-19 vaccine errors can result in reduced effectiveness, and other safety implications