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ISMP Newsletter for May 8, 2014

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D

The latest ISMP Medication Safety Alert can be found at:

- In This Issue
- QuarterWatch: Drug hypersensitivity reactions: Allergic reactions second most frequently reported serious event
- ISMP Survey on High-Alert Medications in Hospitals and other health care settings

- SafetyBriefs
o Decimal commas a problem
o Ten-fold error with trailing zero
o Actiq is not for sore throats!

- Special Announcements:
o ISMP Webinar: May 28: Managing outcomes and Enhancing Safety: The role of protocol-driven care in today's healthcare environment

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