ISMP Medication Safety Alert!®

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The articles listed below were featured as the main topic in the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care newsletter. Every two weeks a new article will be published highlighting important medication safety information. Related articles can be found in the full bi-weekly newsletter publication. You can access the full newsletter by going to the Publications and Alerts section of the website and searching by date for the corresponding newsletter issue.

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 Since supply hurdles are expected with the two new monoclonal antibodies that were granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month (bamlanivimab and casirivimab/imdevimab), those administering these drugs may not know which will be available at any given time. So, it is important to understand the differences in how these products are prepared and stored, as it can be confusing. The products are intended for patients who test positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and are at risk of progressing to serious disease and/or...

As our nation begins a large-scale coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) immunization campaign barely a year since the deadly virus emerged in the US, it is critically important for healthcare workers who administer the vaccine to understand proper intramuscular (IM) administration technique in order to avoid a preventable and disabling occurrence called shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). This is especially important right now, as healthcare workers who may not normally administer vaccines may be called upon to help administer the new COVID-19 vaccines.

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