Post date: 1 month 6 days ago

Each year, ISMP celebrates individuals and organizations that have set a standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors during the previous 12 months. ISMP is encouraging MSOS members to nominate individuals and organizations for this year's Cheers Awards. Nominations will be accepted through September 11, 2015.

Please visit to submit a nomination, register for the gala, or make a donation to support ISMP medication safety efforts.

Post date: 1 month 3 weeks ago

MSOS would like to thank those who responded to the recent survey we sent to members who listed their role as a full-time or part-time medication safety officers (MSOs).  The survey was intended to determine the bed size of the hospitals MSOs in which they work. 

Based on a response rate of 21%, there was roughly an equal percentage of MSO’s who categorized the bed size of their facility as 151-300 beds, 301-450 beds, 451-750 beds, over 750 beds, and at the hospital system level. A very small percentage of MSOs (4%) worked in hospitals of 150 beds or less. Based on this survey, most MSO’s who are members of MSOS work in hospitals above 150 beds, and the majority do so in a full-time capacity. 

Post date: 2 months 3 weeks ago

A couple of our members have reported that when they tried to access our website, they got a message that their IP address was blocked.  If this happens to you, it is because your internet server IP has been nationally reported for spam or sharing a virus/malware.  If you experience this problem, please contact us at and we will unblock you for our website– however, you also need to inform your IT department, as this problem may happen with other websites with security protocols.  

Post date: 2 months 3 weeks ago

ISMP has just released Safe Practice Guidelines for Adult IV Push Medications, which can be found at: The guidelines are a compilation of safe practices that were developed as a result of a 2-day summit held in September 2014. The guidance statements in the document represent a consensus for safe practices associated with IV push medication preparation and administration to adults. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and share them with your colleagues.

Post date: 2 months 3 weeks ago

Thanks to the hard work of the Guidelines Committee, updated and new links to on-line resources for medication safety officers are now available. They can be found on the “Resources” page of the MSOS website at,, or by selecting the “Resources” menu item at the top of the main webpage. If members have ideas for additional links to be added to this list, please send them to

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.

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