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A recent change in the packaging of potassium chloride for injection concentrate (2 mEq/mL) could cause it to be mistaken for an IV infusion bag. This is serous safety concern since the potassium chloride for injection in the bag is highly concentrated and can stop a patient’s heart if accidentally administered undiluted, resulting in a fatal outcome.

This new partnership will support healthcare providers' efforts to reduce patient harm due to falls. As Nebraska's only AHRQ certified PSO, the patient falls' information shared between the two organizations is covered by the legal protections of both the State of Nebraska and Federal regulations as Patient Safety Work Product.

Recommendation for Clinical Laboratories to Immediately Implement the CKD-EPI Creatine Equation Refit Without the Race Variable

ISMP has published a list of the top 10 most persistent medication errors and hazards in 2020. Click on the link to view the list, and the specific prevention recommendations provided by the ISMP.

The Nebraska Medical Association and the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants have again stepped forward as champions for patient safety by initiating and advocating for the enactment of Legislative Bill 25 (LB25). As a result, a Patient Safety Cash Fund will be created, through the collection of patient safety fees from physicians, osteopathic physicians, and physician assistants.

Click here to learn more about LB 25: https://www.nepatientsafety.org/about/patient-safety-legislation.html

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