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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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Associations between Double-Checking and Medication Administration Errors: A Direct Observational Study of Paediatric Patients
This article appeared on the BMJ Quality & Safety website on August 7, 2020.
This case and commentary appeared on the AHRQ PSNet in July 2020.
This article appeared on the Pew Charitable Trusts website on July 21, 2020.
This article appeared on the Pharmacy Practice News website on July 6, 2020.
This article appeared on the Endpoints News website on June 22, 2020.
This video appeared on the Pharmacy Times website on June 18, 2020.
Due to ISMP Advocacy, VinCRIStine Labeling and Packaging Changed to Prevent Wrong Route Administration
ISMP commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for requesting that Pfizer revise its current prescribing information and product packaging for vinCRIStine to eliminate syringe administration.
This article appeared on The Namibian website on June 17, 2020.
Practitioners should be prepared to take extra precautions with vials of neuromuscular blocking agents without the usual “Warning: Paralyzing Agent” statement required on vial caps and a propofol product that has double the concentration of what is available in the U.S.
ISMP Shares Announcement Neuromuscular Blocking Agents Will Not Carry Safety Alert Caps Due to COVID-19 Demand
This article appeared on the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation website on June 5, 2020.
This article appeared on the Pharmacy Times website on June 5, 2020.
This video appeared on the Pharmacy Times website on June 4, 2020.
This article appeared on the Infectious Disease Special Edition website on May 20, 2020.
This article appeared on the Pharmacy Practice News website on May 19, 2020.
This article appeared on the MedTech Dive website on May 15, 2020.
This article appeared on the Becker’s Hospital Review website on May 15, 2020.
ISMP special edition of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® acute care newsletter provides details on reports of emerging medication-related events and risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The special edition newsletters are being made available for free to the general public as well as subscribers.