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ISMP Newsletter for February 7, 2013

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

2013-02-11
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:
- Ongoing concern about insulin pen reuse shows hospitals need to consider transitioning away from them
- Potassium and sodium acetate mix-ups
- Don't truncate, stem, or shorten drug names
- Safety Briefs:
o Should Clear Care be kept behind the pharmacy counter?
o Watch your solu-MEDROLS
o OTC eye drops may be harmful if swallowed
o Neudexta-Neulasta mix-ups

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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