The ISMP Medication Safety Alert! is an innovative alert system sent biweekly by e-mail that provides vital and potentially life-saving information about medication and device errors and adverse drug reactions. In addition to the alerts, ISMP sends urgent advisories about serious errors or information that requires immediate attention.
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The ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care newsletters are for...

  • Directors of Pharmacy
  • Risk Managers
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Product Managers
  • Anyone concerned with medication safety.
  • Front Line Practitioners

This is the most timely and comprehensive medical alert system in the world.

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  • Information from the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! newsletter can be reproduced and circulated in whole or in part (as a part of your newsletter) within your institution.
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  • Toll-free telephone access to ISMP for medication error prevention advice or in-depth information about reported problems.
  • A systems approach to implement changes based on ISMP Medication Safety Alert! recommendations.
  • Accrediting organizations are now recognizing that medication error prevention strategies need to be in place in institutions. The ISMP Medication Safety Alert! provides hospitals with a way to review potential errors before they occur as well as review errors that have actually occurred at other sites.
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