Organizations are invited to participate in a research study that focuses on clinical alarms and alarm management. The survey developed and administered by the Healthcare Technology Foundation (HTF) is designed to ascertain attitudes and practices of health care personnel related to clinical alarms, as they are among the top health technology hazards. A nonprofit organization, HTF promotes the development, application, and support of safe and effective health care technologies. This survey will update the HTF surveys administered in 2006 and 2011 to determine changes in the perception of clinical alarm-related issues, event occurrence, improvement measures, and the priority for action. The survey can be found at https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/52RD8TH and ends April 15
ISMP's draft guidelines for safe use of subcutaneous insulin are open for public comment. Please visit this link (http://www.ismp.org/Tools/guidelines/SUSI/Default.aspx) to view and provide comments on the consensus statements. We appreciate your comments by Saturday April 30, 2016. This is the final opportunity to weigh in on the guidelines. We appreciate your commitment to safe medication use and look forward to reviewing your feedback.
ISMP is partnering to offer a three-day course that will teach healthcare organizations how to apply the Just Culture model, which can reduce adverse medication events. Participants will develop in-house expertise in the 5 Skills and Just Culture Algorithm, and take part in real world simulations that involve specific case examples.The course offers 20 hours of CE for pharmacists and nurses, and will be held May 10-12, 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. For more information or to register, please go to: http://www.ismp.org/Flyers/Just-Culture-201605.aspx
This message is being sent to only to medication safety officers in MSOS. ISMP (Institute for Safe Medication Practices) is creating a white paper on the Value of a Medication Safety Officer (MSO). The purpose of the white paper is to persuade hospital administrators, regulators, and other key decision makers on the importance of having a medication safety officer position in healthcare organizations. This will obviously be of great value to you and others seeking to implement a MSO position.
As a medication safety officer member of MSOS, we are asking you to help us prepare the paper with background information. Please take the time to assist us with:
MSOS and ISMP are again collaborating sponsors of the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative (MSC) at the ASHP 2016 Summer Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11-15th. In addition to the ASHP-MSC events, MSOS will again be hosting a members' networking meeting on Sunday from 12:30-1:30 pm (Room 337), and an informal gathering with drinks/small bites on Monday 5:30-7:00 pm in the bar/lounge at the Kona Grill (1 E. Pratt St). For more details, click on title above.