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The ISMP CHEERS AWARD for Individuals or Small Groups is presented to an individual person or a small group of individuals (three persons or less) that demonstrate exemplary commitment to the continued science and study of medication safety through innovative and creative projects, programs, educational efforts, and/or research. Award winners set a positive example for all in the healthcare community to follow.

Click here to see listing of past recipients.

Nominations are accepted from 3/31/2017 to midnight
(Eastern Time) 9/9/2017.

The ISMP CHEERS AWARD for Individuals and Small Groups is presented to an individual or group that:

  • Clearly identify a high-risk, error-prone medication safety initiative
  • Demonstrate successful implementation of innovative, proactive medication error reduction strategies based on ISMP's philosophy and previous recommendations
  • Encourages continued momentum for the use of such medication safety strategies which stretches far beyond a few individuals or small group
  • Demonstrate a willingness to share learning beyond the organization (e.g., published in journal articles, presentation to a public audience, flyers, staff meeting minutes).

Application For Individuals or Small Groups Award Submission

Please provide brief answers to the following questions using the referenced award criteria above. Attachments and other materials illustrating the activity or its effectiveness may be included in the submission.

The descriptive narrative should be no longer than seven (7) double-spaced typed pages and must include:

  1. A clear description of the identified medication safety problems and the intended outcomes
  2. A discussion of “barriers faced” or “lessons learned” from the experience
  3. A description of the strategies implemented and the process and/or outcome measurements used over time to determine present success
  4. Demonstrated examples of how this initiative is being communicated to the healthcare community at large
  5. A description of how patients were involved in the implementation strategies and/or resolution of the safety problem, or affected by the strategies and/or resolution of the problem, if applicable. 

[Click here to see the nomination checklist]

Nominations are currently closed

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