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Safe medication practices depend on communication within the healthcare community, including patients and their families. ISMP is at the forefront of medication error reporting and guidance on safe medication practices, and is often cited in the media as a reputable resource for current information and emerging trends. In 2020, ISMP formally affiliated with ECRI to create one of the largest quality and safety entities in the world. ISMP's Newsroom includes ISMP and ECRI news releases, as well as ISMP blog posts, statements, and other communications. 

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ISMP special edition of the acute care newsletter this week provides information on an error-prone dose expression on the label of an unapproved drug, ascorbic acid, that is being used to hasten recovery in COVID-19 patients; it also presents highlights from a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinar on the response of two health systems to the pandemic.
Special COVID-19 edition of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® acute care newsletter provides tips for safe and efficient use of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs); and highlights the need for standardizing critical care drug infusions and reports on several recent errors with norepinephrine infusions administered to COVID-19 patients.