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ISMP Newsletter for February 21, 2013

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

2013-02-26
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:
- A clinical reminder about the safe use of insulin vials
- Tretinoin confused with ISOtretinoin
- Safety briefs
o Death from IV nimodipine
o Searching for medication names during order entry
o Reduce Ambien dose in order sets
o Don't confuse levothyroxine with liothyronine

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

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300