The mission of the Medication Safety Officer Society (MSOS) is to advance and encourage excellence in safe medication use by providing communication, leadership, direction, and education among its members.
If you have not already done so. please update and provide the additional membership information on the MSOS website. You only have until the end of this month. Starting April 1, individuals who have not updated their information will have to rejoin in order to access our new listserv and obtain non-public information and enhanced member services on our website.
MSOS is again a collaborating oirganization (along with ISMP) to the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative, being held in Las Vegas, NV on May 31-June 4, 2014.
The Medication Safety Collaborative is for multidisciplinary teams of health-system based clinicians and administrators who focus on quality and patient safety.
The purpose of the Collaborative is to be the premier educational event for hospital practitioners interested in improving quality and patient care. The Collaborative offers 4 days of interactive education and invaluable networking that will equip and inspire attendees to immediately implement what is learned into their practice. An assembled team of distinguished experts in their field will present thought provoking and actionable solutions to optimize safety and quality outcomes. Learn how to focus your priorities; advance your quality improvement activities by including patients and families in the process, and integrate Best Practices and new tools to deploy at every step.
ISMP issued a National Alert Network (NAN) Alert today, February 18, 2014, regarding potential inaccuracy of electronically transmitted medication history information used for medication reconciliation. A copy of the Alert can be found at: http://www.ismp.org/nan/files/nan-20140218.pdf
MSOS is working on a number of projects for 2014: Membership renewal, a new listserv platform, medication safety certification, committees and roles for active participation in MSOS, partnering with ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative in June 2014 including a membership meeting and separate social reception, elimination of the Fellow in MSOS program, and others. Here is an update on those projects.
Don't forget to join the other 1000+ pre-registrants for the FREE ISMP webinar on the "2014-2015 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices in Hospitals" to be given on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 1:30pm-3:00pm ET. For more information and registration, see http://www.proce.com/bestpractices