May - August 2016
One of the most important ways to prevent medication errors is to learn about problems that have occurred in other organizations and to use that information to prevent similar problems at your practice site. To promote such a process, the following selected agenda items have been prepared for you and your staff to stimulate discussion and collaborative action to reduce the risk of medication errors. These agenda topics appeared in the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Community/Ambulatory Care Edition between May 2016 and August 2016. Each item includes a brief description of the medication safety problem, recommendations to reduce the risk of errors, and the issue to locate additional information. The Action Agenda is available for download in a PDF and Word format below.