Medication Safety: an International Experience

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International Mentorship
Program Participants Will:


Benefit from one-on-one attention from safety experts  
  Study the key principles of medication safety  
  Learn how to select and implement top-level error prevention strategies  
  Create or enhance a strategic medication safety plan for their organization  
  Provide ISMP staff with an overview of their facility’s medication safety efforts  
  Observe and learn from other safety-focused organizations through site visits  
  Visit a major U.S. city rich in arts, shopping, and sightseeing, less than three hours to New York City and Washington, D.C.  

In response to global demand, ISMP is announcing open registration for its International Experience, a mentorship program. This intensive two-week program*, to be held at ISMP’s office in the United States, is designed to meet the unique needs of international healthcare practitioners and organizations wishing to engage in top-level medication safety activities.

Program Overview:
International participants are invited to spend time at ISMP’s office in suburban Philadelphia, PA to work with some of the Institute’s top safety experts on both group and individual learning projects. Participants will attend lectures on key areas in medication safety as well as provide ISMP staff with an overview of their facility’s medication safety efforts. Time will be spent on developing or enhancing a strategic medication safety plan for participants’ individual facilities/countries.

Participants also will visit a selected and medication safety-focused healthcare organizations, based on their areas of interest, and have the opportunity to accompany ISMP staff to medication safety offsite meetings, presentations, and other engagements as part of their learning experience.

International Experts:
ISMP is a globally-recognized leader in medication error analysis and education, and has provided education and assistance on medication safety issues to health professionals and healthcare systems all over the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Institute also maintains relationships with many international health organizations and holds a meeting for international pharmacists each year in December.

Unique Methods and Tools:
ISMP has valuable resources to help participants evaluate their organizations’ medication use processes, identify areas of risk exposure, implement safety recommendations, and measure progress over time. Available resources include ISMP’s Ten Key Elements of the Medication Use System™, Assess-ERR™, and Action Agendas. ISMP also offers a medication safety self assessment for hospitals that is being used by several countries as part of their national medication safety efforts, including Spain, the Netherlands, and Australia.

To Register:
Cost of the two week program is $10,000. Travel, lodging, and visa are the responsibility of the participant.

To learn more or to enroll in a session call 215-947-7797.

*Longer visits can be accommodated

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