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Whether you have experienced a medication error in your organization or you are proactively implementing prevention strategies, you are not alone. Thousands of organizations worldwide have relied on ISMP's resources for institutional change to reduce errors on a daily basis. These resources are developed from ISMP's review of reports through its national error reporting programs, peer-reviewed articles in its publications, and/or consensus gathering summits on topics pertinent to specific errors  or hazards. ISMP offers a wide range of downloadable and easy to use resources. Many are free.

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Hospitals that have a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), or that otherwise care for neonates, may be using the current information from the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) to guide emergency efforts. If so, it’s important to know that, in the organization’s...
The implementation of information technology in medication use systems is widely accepted as a way to reduce adverse drug events by decreasing human error. 1 Technology examples include computerized order entry systems, clinical decision support systems, robotic dispensing, profiled automated...
Problem: If you are a pharmacist working in an outpatient setting, you have likely received a prescription in which the prescriber used the all-too-familiar sigs “use as directed” (UAD), “take as directed” (TUD), “as directed” (UD), or even the Latin “ut dictum” or “ut dict.” These sigs are...
NeoMed and Medtronic have each received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for low dose tip ENFit syringes. NeoMed developed the low dose tip to address an earlier industry-wide problem concerning ENFit syringe deadspace and the associated concerns with dose accuracy when...