Top Medication Errors Reported to ISMP in 2020


One of the most important ways to prevent medication errors is to learn from errors that have occurred in professional practice and to use that information to identify potential risk points or practices to prevent similar errors. This FREE webinar will provide an update on the top medication safety issues from 2020 based on actual reports to the ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program and will include suggested prevention and mitigation strategies. The medication errors and prevention recommendations that will be described have global implications, so we invite our international colleagues to join this call. 

Intended Audience:

  • Hospital and Health System Leadership

  • Quality and Risk Management Leaders

  • Physician, Pharmacy, and Nursing Leaders

  • Medication Safety and Patient Safety Officers

  • Frontline Practitioners

  • Medical Staff

  • Anyone interested in drug safety

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify globally relevant medication errors reported to ISMP in 2020. 

  2. Apply strategies that can be employed to help reduce medication errors.


Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP, President, ISMP

Jill Paslier, PharmD, CSP, International Medication Safety Management Fellow, ISMP

Merissa Andersen, PharmD, MPH, International Medication Safety Management Fellow, ISMP



Supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Name Creation and Regulatory Strategy.


CE Accreditation

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

LIVE UAN: 0384-9999-21-006-L05-P / 0384-9999-21-006L05-T
ON-DEMAND UAN: 0384-9999-21-006-H05-P / 0384-9999-21-006H05-T
Release Date: 01/21/21  Exp. Date: 01/21/24