Self Assessments

Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications

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The ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications is designed to:  

  • Heighten awareness of distinguishing systems and practices related to the safe use of 11 categories of high-alert medications
  • Assist your interdisciplinary team with proactively identifying opportunities for reducing patient harm when prescribing, storing, preparing, dispensing, and administering high-alert medications
  • Create a baseline of your efforts to evaluate risk and evaluate efforts over time

After reviewing your comparative data, if you find you need additional assistance, please contact ISMP for a High-Alert Medication Safety Check-Up.

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This assessment tool, which was developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), was funded and supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under contract #HHSF223201510136C. All materials associated with this research effort represent the position of the ISMP and not necessarily that of the FDA.

The ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications and its components are copyrighted by ISMP and may not be used in whole or in part for any other purpose or by any other entity except for self assessment of medication systems by hospitals and health systems as part of their ongoing quality improvement activities.

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