The following are excerpts from the newsletter

November 17, 2016

In this week's issue:

  • Is an indication-based prescribing system in our future?
  • LANTUS overdose tied to confusing vial label.
  • Vecuronium and vancomycin vial mix-ups.
  • Harm or death from phenytoin injection medication errors.
  • More on lipid rescue.
  • U-500 insulin syringes now available.
  • 2016-2017 ISMP Fellows
    • Staley Lawes, PharmD, BCPS; 2016-2017 ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow, supported in part by Baxter, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Fresenius Kabi
    • Maximilian Straka, PharmD; 2016-2017 FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow
    • Celeste Karpow, PharmD; 2016-2017 FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow

Special announcements:

  • ISMP symposia
    • Join ISMP at the following symposia being held during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting:
      • Sunday, December 4: Planning for a Seamless Transition for Infusion Pump Integration with the EHR. Breakfast 9:00-9:30 a.m.; Symposium 9:30-11:00 a.m., North Convention Center, South Pacific F.
      • Monday, December 5: From the Front Line: Improving Sterile Compounding Safety. 11:30-1:00 p.m., North Convention Center, South Pacific J.
      • Tuesday, December 6: Error Prevention in chemotherapy: Building Safer Medication Use Systems. 11:30-1:00 p.m., North Convention Center, South Pacific H.

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