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February 2016

In this month’s issue:

  • The five rights cannot stand alone.
  • “Lessons learned” received by over 75,000! – Results of the 2015 readership survey

SafetyWires!

  • When was that again? –an error involving dating of orders
  • How much is a teaspoonful? – an error converting teaspoonsful to milliliters
  • Computer listing of medication error could have caused a fatal error.

Special announcements:

  • Celebrate March 13-19, 2016- National Patient Safety Awareness Week and Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week.
  • NEW high-alert medication list for the LTC setting
  • One hour FREE CE credit now available for July through December 2015 issues of the Long-Term Care Advise-ERR at www.ismp.org/sc?id=1666.

Survey on proposed ISMP List of High Alert Medications in the Long-Term Care (LTC) Setting

 

Report medication errors to ISMP. Share your medication safety stories and error reports in confidence by calling ISMP 1-800-FAILSAF(E), via our website (www.ismp.org/merp), or by email (ismpinfo@ismp.org). Reporter identity and location remain strictly confidential and are never published. Anonymous reports are also accepted. 

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