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ISMP Newsletter for January 10

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

2013-01-15
Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D sheakley@musc.edu

The latest ISMP Medication Safety Alert can be found at:
http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/pharmacy_services/medSafety/ISMP.pdf

Contents:
- QuarterWatch (Qtr 2-2012): Signals for finasteride, methylphenidate patches, and anticoagulants
- Safety Briefs:
o Look-alike opioids (hydromorphone and morphine)
o Compounding commission issues a report
o Acetaminophen dose isn?t right for kids
- Future webinars:
o Taking charge when drug shortages arise: A model for decision-making and action (Feb 14, 2012)
o Reducing IV admixture related safety risks: Implementation of the ISMP Guidelines for SAFE preparation of sterile compounds (March 14, 2013)

Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D
Medication Safety Coordinator
Dept of Pharmacy Services
Medical University of South Carolina
150 Ashley Ave
PO Box 250584
Charleston, SC 29425
843-792-9236
sheakley@musc.edu

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