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ISMP Newsletter for July 25, 2013

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D

The latest ISMP Medication Safety Alert can be found at:

In this issue:
From the hospital to long-term care: Protecting vulnerable patients during handoffs

Safe Practice Recommendations

- Establish a list

- Verify accuracy of discharge summaries

- Provide reasons for changes

- Conduct medication reconciliation

- Involve pharmacy

- Standardize accompanying documents

- Provide information early

- Solicit feedback from LTC facilities

Feel the Rhythm: 16th Annual ISMP CHEERS Awards


Never prelabel containers

"FASTIN" dietary supplement

Fleet Enema Saline - not just "saline."

Brand name exploitation. What's in a name?


Special Announcements

Free LTC newsletter

ISMP webinar

Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D
Medication Safety Coordinator
Dept of Pharmacy Services
Medical Univ of South Carolina
150 Ashley Ave
PO Box 250584
Charleston, SC 29425

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