ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® Readership Survey

Total - 748
Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.68 0% 0% 4% 20% 76%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.54 0% 1% 8% 26% 65%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.44 0% 0% 10% 32% 58%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 4.09 1% 2% 20% 35% 43%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.34 1% 3% 11% 26% 59%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.51 1% 1% 7% 24% 67%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.62 0% 0% 5% 23% 71%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 3.94 3% 6% 19% 30% 42%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.58 1% 1% 5% 18% 74%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

92% 4% 4%

   b. too often

13% 69% 18%

   c. not often enough

12% 64% 24%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

93% 5% 3%

   b. too many pages

17% 70% 14%

    c. too few pages

11% 73% 16%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

63% 21% 17%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

59% 22% 19%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

69% 15% 16%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

61% 23% 16%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

49% 45% 7%

Quality/Risk Management: Total - 54

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.8 0% 0% 2% 17% 81%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.52 0% 2% 9% 24% 65%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.46 0% 2% 13% 22% 63%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 4.06 0% 2% 23% 36% 40%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.56 0% 2% 9% 20% 69%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.5 2% 0% 4% 26% 68%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.63 0% 0% 2% 25% 74%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.26 2% 0% 6% 38% 54%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.78 0% 2% 2% 13% 83%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

92% 8% 0%

   b. too often

25% 58% 17%

   c. not often enough

15% 60% 25%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

90% 10% 0%

   b. too many pages

5% 75% 20%

    c. too few pages

20% 55% 25%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

87% 9% 4%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

65% 12% 23%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

55% 8% 38%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

90% 4% 6%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

80% 20% 0%

Pharmacy manager/director: Total - 155

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.69 0% 1% 4% 21% 74%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.55 0% 0% 6% 32% 62%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.34 0% 1% 12% 41% 46%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 4.14 0% 1% 15% 53% 31%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.65 0% 1% 3% 23% 73%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.54 2% 1% 3% 30% 65%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.66 0% 0% 3% 28% 69%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.43 0% 1% 10% 35% 54%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.57 1% 1% 6% 21% 71%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

95% 3% 2%

   b. too often

13% 69% 18%

   c. not often enough

9% 70% 21%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

94% 5% 1%

   b. too many pages

20% 66% 15%

    c. too few pages

9% 74% 17%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

93% 7% 1%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

93% 5% 2%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

89% 6% 6%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

95% 5% 1%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

79% 19% 2%

Nurse Executive: Total - 24

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.88 0% 0% 0% 12% 88%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.62 0% 0% 8% 21% 71%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.38 0% 0% 21% 21% 58%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 4.04 0% 4% 33% 17% 46%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.54 0% 0% 4% 38% 58%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.54 0% 0% 12% 21% 67%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.62 0% 0% 8% 21% 71%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.17 0% 0% 29% 25% 46%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.25 0% 0% 5% 27% 68%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

100% 0% 0%

   b. too often

50% 50% 0%

   c. not often enough

0% 100% 0%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

100% 0% 0%

   b. too many pages

17% 83% 0%

    c. too few pages

0% 100% 0%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

100% 0% 0%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

94% 6% 0%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

64% 21% 14%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

87% 4% 9%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

57% 43% 0%

Staff Nurse: Total - 93

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.56 0% 0% 9% 22% 70%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.56 0% 0% 9% 22% 70%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.48 0% 0% 11% 25% 64%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 4.17 1% 0% 21% 22% 56%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.31 0% 4% 12% 27% 57%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.37 2% 3% 10% 21% 64%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.61 0% 0% 7% 21% 73%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 3.54 9% 10% 22% 30% 30%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.55 1% 2% 2% 25% 70%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

90% 8% 2%

   b. too often

11% 72% 17%

   c. not often enough

28% 50% 22%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

91% 7% 2%

   b. too many pages

28% 60% 12%

    c. too few pages

10% 74% 16%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

29% 38% 33%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

24% 40% 36%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

72% 14% 14%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

20% 47% 33%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

26% 65% 9%

Staff pharmacist: Total - 91

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.71 0% 0% 4% 20% 76%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.49 0% 1% 8% 32% 59%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.35 0% 0% 14% 36% 49%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 4.08 0% 1% 25% 38% 35%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.52 0% 2% 8% 26% 64%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.49 1% 2% 9% 22% 66%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.65 0% 0% 4% 26% 69%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 3.82 2% 10% 26% 26% 35%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.57 0% 3% 9% 15% 73%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

93% 2% 5%

   b. too often

5% 84% 11%

   c. not often enough

10% 73% 17%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

89% 6% 5%

   b. too many pages

11% 81% 8%

    c. too few pages

18% 72% 10%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

49% 33% 17%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

56% 30% 13%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

70% 21% 9%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

52% 35% 13%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

49% 48% 2%

Physician: Total - 39

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.54 0% 0% 8% 31% 62%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.49 0% 3% 8% 28% 62%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.59 0% 0% 3% 36% 62%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 3.97 0% 5% 26% 24% 45%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 3.87 0% 13% 21% 33% 33%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.41 0% 0% 15% 28% 56%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.41 0% 0% 8% 44% 49%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 3.33 8% 21% 26% 23% 23%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.54 3% 0% 5% 26% 67%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

89% 3% 8%

   b. too often

8% 69% 23%

   c. not often enough

17% 58% 25%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

88% 6% 6%

   b. too many pages

29% 64% 7%

    c. too few pages

20% 70% 10%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

37% 34% 29%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

18% 48% 33%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

53% 32% 15%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

32% 44% 24%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

22% 62% 16%

Pharmacy technician: Total - 22

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! by checking the box that best describes your opinion. Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements Average12345
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes of errors. 4.55 5% 0% 5% 18% 73%
2. The newsletter increases my understanding of how to prevent errors. 4.36 0% 5% 9% 32% 55%
3. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.36 0% 0% 14% 36% 50%
4. Many of the newsletter recommendations could be implemented in my hospital. 3.86 5% 0% 24% 29% 43%
5. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.18 0% 0% 27% 27% 45%
6. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.55 0% 5% 5% 23% 68%
7. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.73 0% 0% 5% 18% 77%
8. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 3.77 10% 5% 14% 24% 48%
9. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.55 0% 5% 9% 14% 73%

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
10. I find the frequency of publication to be:

   a. just right

76% 10% 14%

   b. too often

0% 60% 40%

   c. not often enough

18% 36% 45%
11. I find the number of pages:

   a. just right

91% 0% 9%

   b. too many pages

0% 89% 11%

    c. too few pages

0% 89% 11%

12. I have referenced past issues of the newsletter and used them as a resource when planning medication error-reduction strategies at my hospital.

35% 35% 30%
13. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my unit/department.*

32% 21% 47%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

42% 11% 47%

   c. collaborate with other disciplines to make changes in my hospital.*

26% 26% 47%

14. I have visited the ISMP website for additional information.*

18% 59% 23%

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