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ISMP Newsletter for June 5, 2014

(Announcements/Newsletters - Hospital)

Maureen Sheakley, Pharm D

The latest ISMP Medication Safety Alert can be found at:

- In This Issue
o Misidentification of alphanumeric symbols

- SafetyBriefs
o FDA Bar Code Rule exemption contributes to mix-up
o Limit magnesium sulfate premix to 20 g bags
- Special Announcements:
o ISMP Webinar: June 26: 2014 Update on the Joint Commission Medication-related standards
o ISMP Webinar: July 16, 2014: The Pharmacist?s role in protocol-driven care for pain management, nutritional support, anticoagulation, and more!

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