Step Up Your Medication Safety Efforts with the
ISMP Practitioner in Residence Program

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ISMP Practitioners in
Residence Will:

Benefit from one-on-one attention  
Work with top medication safety experts  
Receive help with safety strategic planning for their specific organization  

Build a valuable resource toolkit to support ongoing medication safety efforts


The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has frequently been asked, “Why can’t we send our staff to you so that you can train them directly in error prevention?” Now all healthcare professionals who currently have or are seeking medication safety oversight for their organization can rapidly advance their safety leadership skills by participating in the new ISMP Practitioner in Residence Program.

Program Overview:
This rigorous, comprehensive one-week “rotation,” held at ISMP’s office in suburban Philadelphia, PA, is tailored to meet the specific safety education and planning needs of each participating practitioner and organization. Participants are invited to bring their biggest medication safety problem or challenge to work on closely with ISMP experts as an individual project. They also will attend didactic sessions on crucial medication safety issues as well as make their own presentation to Institute staff.

Participants also will learn how to use ISMP’s unique proprietary conceptual model for identifying and controlling areas of risk exposure, which can help meet national safety standards such as the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, and will build a comprehensive resource binder to take back to their organizations. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program.

Intensive Focus on:
Key areas that will be discussed during the Practitioner in Residence week include:

  • Medication risk identification
  • Actionable error reporting and analysis
  • Medication safety team development
  • Strategic planning for safety
  • Fundamentals of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Effective root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Collection and management of data to drive results

Expert Faculty:
ISMP is a nonprofit organization with more than 35 years of experience helping healthcare facilities of all sizes and practice settings implement high-leverage error prevention strategies. Its interdisciplinary experts have extensive knowledge and understanding of the system-based causes of medication errors and can work closely with all levels of practitioners and administrators to reduce patient harm and create a collaborative, collegial atmosphere for learning.

Complete Confidentiality:
ISMP is a certified Patient Safety Organization (PSO), providing federally-mandated confidentiality and legal protection for all patient safety data discussed and error reports reviewed.

To Register:

Cost of the one week program is $5,000. Travel and lodging is the responsibility of the participant.

To learn more or to enroll in a session call Michelle Mandrack, RN, MSN at 215-947-7797.


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