2014 Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety. This award, funded by the Cardinal Health Foundation, recognizes the efforts of a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team that has implemented medication safety improvements into its hospital or health system. Five criteria will be used to evaluate all candidates for this $50,000 award, including: scope of the medication-use system initiative, pharmacist leadership, planning and implementation, measurable outcomes and impact, and innovation and generalizability.

The winner and other finalists will be recognized at an awards ceremony and during the Opening General Session of the 2014 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, California, USA. The winning organization&#39s accomplishments will be communicated to national pharmacy trade press and consumer media, and a representative will take part in a media outreach event during the 2015 National Patient Safety Week.

For more information, please visit www.excellenceinmeduse.org.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine and its Creative Community members provide various resources aimed at addressing the latest and most pressing issues facing critical care practitioners including drug shortages. The  Drug Shortage Task Force delivers information on the safe and consistent management of shortages as well as Drug Shortage Alerts.

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