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ISMP Newsletter for October 3, 2013

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D

The latest ISMP Medication Safety Alert can be found at:

- In this issue:
o Unresolved disrespectful behavior in health care
o ISMP QuarterlyActionAgenda

- SafetyBriefs:
o Changes to heparin vial labels now in circulation
o Anything missing from this label?
o It's Letairis, not Letaris
o Possible cross-contamination with insulin vials
o Your reports at work: Fentanyl patch labeling changes

- Special Announcements:
- ISMP webinar: October 15: Using data to pump up safety with smart infusion devices
- Free ISMP webinar: October 24, Preventing Catheter and Tubing Misconnections: Risk Assessment and Interventions that Work.

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