News and Press

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. ISMP's News and Press Center includes news releases, blog posts, statements and other communications. 

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Healthcare Leaders Urged to Avoid Severity Bias, Establish Just Culture In the wake of recent criminal charges being filed against a registered nurse in Tennessee who was involved in a fatal medication error, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is emphasizing that the focus should be
To kick off the new year and celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has released several new tools and capabilities on its website, www.ismp.org .
Please Give $25 or more to Honor 25 Years of Advancing Medication Safety In 2019, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is celebrating 25 years of leading the way in medication safety. ISMP is the only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to preventing medication errors, and
Newsletter Article Addresses Lessons from Tragic Error A tragic medication error involving a neuromuscular blocker inspired the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to share lessons learned from the fatal event as well as prevention strategies in a recent newsletter article so that other
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has created a new resource to help healthcare practitioners prevent patient harm when preparing, dispensing, and administering IV push medications in adults. The recently-released ISMP Gap Analysis Tool (GAT) for Safe IV Push Medication Practices