This article appeared on the Infection Control Today website on January 6, 2022.
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.
To schedule an interview or request to be added to ISMP’s news release distribution lists, contact Renee Brehio.
This article appeared on the Becker’s Hospital Review website on January 4, 2022.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has identified possible error risks with Paxlovid, which recently received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19. An ISMP special alert has been issued to raise awareness and recommend ways to prevent
This article appeared on the MedCity News website on December 23, 2021.
This article appeared on the MedPage Today website on December 9, 2021.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program has been receiving a steady stream of reported mix-ups between the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 years and the vaccine formulation for individuals 12 and older. The reports
Starting in 2022, The Just Culture Company will award three annual scholarships to honor Judy Smetzer, BSN, RN, vice president at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). Judy has been a tireless advocate for just treatment of individuals who practice in healthcare environments as well as
This article appeared on the Specialty Pharmacy Continuum website on November 25, 2021.
ISMP Warns about Confusion Due to Co-Packaging and Labeling Issues
This article appeared on the Annals of Long Term Care website on November 9, 2021.
This article appeared on the Beckers Hospital Review website on November 8, 2021.
With the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for young children, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is warning about the possibility of mix-ups between the pediatric formulation and the formulation for individuals 12 years old or older, since both will be available at many vaccination
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is proud to announce its 24th Annual Cheers Awards winners. The awards ceremony will be held as a virtual event on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The ISMP Cheers Awards honor individuals, organizations, and companies that have set a standard of
This article appeared on the MedTech News website on November 2, 2021.
This interview appeared on the Pharmacy Times website on October 29, 2021.
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 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) website on October 7, 2021.
The Joint Commission: Deadline for ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for Perioperative Settings Extended
This news brief appeared in the OR Manager newsletter on September 16, 2021.