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Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP

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Confusion regarding the actual dose or proper measurement of U-500 insulin has contributed to a rising number of reported dosing errors.
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Up to 94% of patients with asthma and COPD use their inhalers incorrectly. Problems are not limited to one type of device, nor are they limited to patients—even health care professionals have made errors. Misuse leads to reduced efficacy and poor outcomes.
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Neuromuscular blocking agents are high-alert medications because of their well-documented history of causing catastrophic injuries or death when used in error. These drugs are used during tracheal intubation, during surgery of intubated patients, and to facilitate mechanical ventilation of…
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A number of errors reported to ISMP have been caused by practitioners prescribing an oral solution by volume rather than in metric units by weight. How do your prescribers write the directions for orders for oral solutions?
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Some hospitals provide boxes of influenza vaccine to the emergency department and nursing units to store in their unit-based medication refrigerator to facilitate vaccine distribution. What else is stored in a refrigerator with influenza vaccines?
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A 36-year-old hospital care aide who had been diverting discarded drugs died after self-administering what she likely thought might be an opioid.
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What strategies does your organization have in place to prevent mix-ups between these “Depo” products?
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Improper and unsafe storage can result in serious errors due to selecting the wrong vaccine, diluent, or other medication with a look-alike name and/or labeling and packaging.
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As healthcare organizations move toward a Just Culture, one of the areas potentially overlooked is the organization’s human resource-related policies and procedures.
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Two seemingly harmless practice habits that breach aseptic technique might lead to contamination of sterile injection equipment.
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