ISMP Newsroom

Safe medication practices depend on communication within the healthcare community, including patients and their families. ISMP is at the forefront of medication error reporting and guidance on safe medication practices, and is often cited in the media as a reputable resource for current information and emerging trends. In 2020, ISMP formally affiliated with ECRI to create one of the largest quality and safety entities in the world. ISMP's Newsroom includes ISMP and ECRI news releases, as well as ISMP blog posts, statements, and other communications. 

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Since the 2021-2022 influenza (flu) vaccine became available in September, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has received multiple reports of mix-ups. Some patients have consented to a flu vaccine but received one of the COVID-19 vaccines instead, while others have received the flue
This article appeared on the Pharmacy Practice News website on September 7, 2021.
ISMP will hold an invitational, virtual summit to discuss challenges and barriers to medication safety present in all types of perioperative settings and look to gain consensus on best practice adoption and implementation.
ISMP will hold an invitational, virtual sterile compounding safety summit to address safe practices related to the use of sterile compounding workflow software, automated compounding devices and robotic compounding automation.