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Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals.

Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2020.

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February 20, 2020
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2020.

This updated report outlines 16 consensus-based best practices to ensure safe medication administration, such as diluted solutions of vincristine in minibags and standardized metrics for patient weight. The set of recommended practices has been reviewed and updated every two years since it was first developed in 2014 to include actions related to eliminating the prescribing of fentanyl patches for acute pain and use of information about medication safety risks from other organizations to motivate improvement efforts. The 2020 update includes new practices that are associated with opioids and automated dispensing cabinet overrides. ISMP is currently seeking insights as to the implementation of the current best practices. Survey responses are due by July 30, 2021.

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Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2020.