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ISMP Defines Roles, Value of Medication Safety Officer

Article describes how ISMP's white paper, A Call to Action: The Case for Medication Safety Officers (MSO), provides detailed information on value of creating a dedicated MSO position within hospitals and health systems, defines the roles and responsibilities of an MSO, and outlines current challenges. For the full text of the article, visit Pharmacy Today online

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In the wake of recent criminal charges being filed against a registered nurse in Tennessee who was involved in a fatal medication error, ISMP is emphasizing that the focus should be on identifying and fixing imperfect systems instead of unjustly blaming the individual healthcare practitioner.