When involved in an error, an individual's stress
level may cause another error when giving an antidote.
Send medication error reports directly to the USP-ISMP
Medication Error Reporting Program (MERP). Reports sent
to pharmaceutical companies may not be forwarded to
the USP, FDA or ISMP, but companies whose products are
in some way involved in medication errors will receive
reports from the USP-ISMP MERP.
ISMP is actively involved in alerting practitioners
and consumers to name-related issues surrounding CELEBREX
(celecoxib), CEREBYX (fosphenytoin) and CELEXA (citalopram).
Quotes are appearing in the news media including Dateline
At the ASHP Annual meeting in Reno, ISMP will present
a symposium on combining mobile computerized physician
order entry, automated dispensing and automated drug
administration as a means of reducing medication errors.
Don't wait for a sentinel event to do root cause analysis.
Use it now as a tool for "near misses"
to improve medication processe