MSOS News

Post date: 1 day 23 hours ago

MSOS is adding a “Quick Survey” feature to our website next month. Members will be asked one new question of interest each month on the MSOS website, that will offer 3 to 5 multiple choice options. Participants will receive instant feedback of the survey results. We are reaching out to MSOS members to ask for ideas/topics for the one question surveys that would be of interest to them. Please submit your ideas as a multiple choice question with answers to drich@medsafetyofficer.org. Members will receive an announcement with each new survey that is posted to the website.

 

Post date: 1 week 2 days ago

Please note: If you add an attachment to any Forum post, it will not be viewable in the email that is sent to all members. The attachment is only viewable in the Forum section of the MSOS website (www.medsafetyoffice.org).This is due to the functionality of the software we utilize. Please take this into consideration when writing and viewing posts. Thanks. 

Post date: 4 weeks 1 day ago

ISMP has introduced a new tool to help hospitals, long-term care facilities, and certain outpatient facilities evaluate their best practices related to high-alert medications, identify opportunities for improvement, and track their experiences over time. The ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications focuses on general high-alert medications and 11 specific medication categories--including opioids, insulin, neuromuscular blocking agents, chemotherapy, and moderate and minimal sedation. Participants who submit assessment findings to ISMP anonymously via a secure internet portal by December 15, 2017 will be able to obtain their weighted scores so they can compare themselves to demographically similar organizations. Participation also can help organizations meet requirements for managing high-alert medications from regulatory and accrediting agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission. To access the self assessment workbook, go to: http://www.ismp.org/selfassessments/SAHAM

Post date: 1 month 1 week ago

Opioids are still among the most frequent high-alert medications to cause patient harm, and anesthesia providers are in a key position to support improved understanding of the risks associated with the use of opioids. An ISMP symposium on opioid safety is being held at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting on October 22, 2017 in Boston, MA. Please encourage your anesthesiology department to attend--there will be discussion about current opioid medication safety challenges and the potential leadership role for anesthesiologists in error prevention. For more information or to register, go to: http://surveys.ismp.org/s3/freseniuskabi-ANES17

The mission of the Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS) is to advance and encourage excellence in safe medication use by providing communication, leadership, direction, and education among its members.