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ISMP Newsletter for December 12, 2013

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

2013-12-17
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

- In This Issue
o The 16th Annual CHEERS Awards: Feel the Rhythm of Change in Medication Safety
o ISMP to launch a national safety initiative in 2014

- SafetyBriefs
o Are 10 mL syringes needed when giving drugs via venous access devices?
o Use of "NoAC" abbreviation.
o Unsafe frequency notation.

- Special Announcements:
o ISMP webinar: December 19 New Actions by FDA to Reduce Medication Errors Tied to
Manufacturer's Container Labeling.

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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