Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WSJ Op-Ed Calls for Including Pharmacists on Patient Care Teams

From ASHP: 
A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed assessing ways to reduce medical errors in the United States strongly recommends including pharmacists on care teams. In "How to Make Hospitals Less Deadly," James B. Lieber notes that pharmacists' extensive knowledge of medications offers an important barrier to common medical errors. ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz said the op-ed "is yet another call to include pharmacists on patient care teams in all settings."

Interesting information! What do you think? Should pharmacists be included on patient care teams in all settings? Certainly seems like it would help reduce medical errors and give the most complete patient care possible. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

ASHP Launches Standardize 4 Safety Initiative to Improve Medication Safety

ASHP Launches Standardize 4 Safety Initiative to Improve Medication Safety

ASHP on Tuesday announced the official launch of Standardize 4 Safety, a three-year FDA-funded project to create and promote national standard concentrations for intravenous (IV) and oral liquid medications. The launch marked the official release of the Standardize 4 Safety initiative information, including the first draft of the proposed concentrations for continuous IV infusions in adult patients.

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