Acute Care ISMP Med Safety Alert - V21 I1 - 14Jan.2016

Link to ISMP Medication Safety Alert Volume21 Issue1 - 14Jan.2016



Special Announcements


ISMP webinar

Please join us for our first webinar of 2016,Measuring Risk with Medications In Your Organization: Using the Right Data to Identify Risk, on January 27. Medications are the most common interventions used to treat medical conditions. However, adverse drug events can result in injuries leading to patient harm. While we strive to build reliable processes and prevent patient harm, how can we be sure we are successful? This webinar will introduce a variety of methods available to measure medication safety within your organization. For more information and to register, please visit: 


1-week “ROTATION” at ISMP 

We have room for a few more participants in our weeklong ISMP Practitioner in Residence Program from February 29 to March 4, 2016, at ISMP’s office in suburban Philadelphia, PA. The rigorous program provides healthcare professionals who have medication safety responsibilities with a unique opportunity to work closely with ISMP staff using our proprietary conceptual model for identifying and controlling medication risks. This can help organizations develop a comprehensive strategic plan for medication safety. For details, visit:


Two ISMP Fellowships available
ISMP is now accepting applications for two 2016-2017 yearlong Fellowships. For details, please see page 6 of the newsletter or visit our website at: profdevelopment/, or send an email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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