ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals #1 is to dispense vinCRIStine and other vinca alkaloids in a minibag of a compatible solution and not in a syringe. This best practice is to prevent intrathecal infusion, which can be lethal. Learn how one health system implemented this best practice.
Georganne Vandyke RPh, BCPS, works as an infusion center pharmacist at Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Georganne is involved in both clinical and operational areas of this practice and working closely with the informatics team to promote safe ordering, dispensing and administration of parenteral therapeutic agents. She is a 1997 graduate of Rutgers School of Pharmacy in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Hannah van Ochten is a current PGY1 pharmacy resident at Denver Health and a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.