ISMP article: Eric Cropp weighs in on the error that sent him to prison

Many of you are probably familiar with the story of pharmacist Eric Cropp’s mistake in the IV room that led to the death of 2-year-old Emily Jerry. It was a tragedy for Emily and her family, and also to the advancement of improving patient safety. If healthcare workers live in fear of punitive consequences, errors are hidden instead of fixed. ISMP’s article will send shivers down the back of any pharmacist or technical who compounds medications – could you be one mistake away from a jail sentence??

Click here to read the article on ISMP’s website.

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Hanging Christmas Lights

Completely off topic for this blog, but one of my co-workers forwarded this email to me and I couldn’t resist posting it:

“Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas  decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn’t realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn’t take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard.”

Beyond-use-dating Q&A with Eric Kastango

In follow-up to the webinar he did on November 18th, Eric Kastango put together answers to the many questions about Beyond-Use-Dating  that were asked by attendees that weren’t able to be answered during the webinar before time ran out. The eight-page Q&A document is posted on Pharmacy OneSource’s site at http://www.pharmacyonesource.com/images/simplifi797/BUDQuestions.pdf.

In follow-up to the webinar he did