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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

January 12, 2017

In this week's issue:

  • Accidental injection of topical thrombin continues
  • FDA Advise-ERR: Concomitant use of ENTRESTO and ACE inhibitors can lead to serious outcomes
  • Fatal route of administration recommended in journal.
  • Educate fluorouracil home infusion patients about accidental overinfusion.
  • Soy lecithin long gone from ATROVENT or COMBIVENT products.
  • ISMP survey on Verbal Orders (www.ismp.org/sc?id=2851)
  • Welcome to new ISMP Fellow
    • Ghadeer Banasser, PharmD, CPHQ; Pharmacy Quality Management Specialist at King Abdulaziz Medical City-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Special announcements:

  • ISMP 2017-2018 Fellowships
    • One ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship, sponsored by Baxter International Inc., is a unique 12-month learning opportunity that educates a healthcare practitioner in error prevention and safe medication use methods at the ISMP office in Horsham (near Philadelphia), PA.
    • Two FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowships are also a yearlong learning opportunity that allows the healthcare practitioner to spend 6 months at the ISMP office in Horsham, PA and 6 months at the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, and Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis in Silver Spring, MD (near Washington, DC).
    • Applications for all three Fellowships are due March 31, 2017.
    • For more information, visit: www.ismp.org/profdevelopment/
  • ISMP webinars
    • January 25: Starting at the Top: Strategies to Enhance the Safety of Prescribing Practices
    • February 23: Medication Safety Success Stories: Implementation of ISMP's Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices
    •  For details and to register, visit: www.ismp.org/sc?id=349.

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