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ISMP Newsletter for August 8, 2013

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D

The latest ISMP Medication Safety Alert can be found at:

In this issue:
FentaNYL patch fatalities linked to "bystander apathy"
We ALL have a role in prevention!


Help end hepatitis B!

Liter or hour?

Confusion a "factor" with "PCC" orders

Help on the way to prevent catheter misconnections

GlycoTrol or Glucotrol?

ISMP webinars
- August 15 for Outsourcing Sterile Compounding: Proposed Regulations and
Safety Considerations.
- September 10 for Raising the Bar for BCMA: Addressing Pharmacy
Challenges, Nursing Engagement, and Data Analysis to Improve Practice.

- September 22-25: Diagnostic Error in Medicine

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

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