ISMP Self Assessments
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is pleased to provide healthcare organizations with the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessments®.
These tools will help you assess the medication safety practices in your institution surrounding the use of medication therapy, identify opportunities for improvement, and compare your experience with the aggregate experience of demographically similar organizations.
The self assessments contain items that address the use of medications in the clinical setting, many of which are on the ISMP list of high-alert medications. Many of the items included represent system improvements and safeguards that ISMP has recommended in response to analysis of medication errors reported to the ISMP Medication Errors Reporting Program, problems identified during on-site consultations with healthcare organizations, and guidelines in the medical literature.