The following are excerpts from the newsletter

October 20, 2016

In this week's issue:

Resources and Services:

  • Put Your Boots On: Help Kick Off the 19th Annual Cheers Awards
    • Join ISMP on December 6, 2016 in Las Vegas at Stoney's Rockin' Country for the annual Cheers Awards. The Institute is corralling individuals, organizations, and agencies that have introduced innovative best practices and programs. Help support Cheers and recognize these trailblazers.
    • To register for the awards dinner or make a donation, go to:
  • Expanded Sterile Compounding Guidelines
    • ISMP has revised its guidelines for safe sterile compounding, and one of the most significant changes is a call for hospitals to incorporate more technology/automation to augment manual processes for preparation and verification.
    • Get the updated guidelines:
  • ISMP Symposia in December
    • There will be many opportunities for you to learn from ISMP during ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting this December, including attending the Institute's educational symposia on infusion pump integration with the EHR, sterile compounding safety, and error prevention in chemotherapy.
    • For more information or to register, go to:
  • Plan Now for MSI Workshop
    • Time is running out for you to join your colleagues at the last Medication Safety Intensive (MSI) workshop for this year on December 2 and 3, 2016. Network with safety leaders and learn unique ISMP techniques to maximize your organization's medication safety efforts.
    • Mark your calendar for 2017 MSI dates:
      • March 23-24, 2017: Austin, TX
      • September 21-22, 2017: Hackensack, NJ
      • December 1-2, 2017: Orlando, FL
    • For more information or to register, go to:
  • Upcoming webinar

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