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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As this year’s flu season is underway, and vaccination programs are seeking to achieve high immunization coverage, more needs to be done to reduce the risk of vaccination errors. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently released its 2017-2018 Biannual Report of the ISMP National
In the wake of recent criminal charges being filed against a registered nurse in Tennessee who was involved in a fatal medication error, ISMP is emphasizing that the focus should be on identifying and fixing imperfect systems instead of unjustly blaming the individual healthcare practitioner.
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
A white paper recently released by ISMP stresses the need for Medication Safety Officers to be included as an integral part of the healthcare team and provides detailed information for hospital leadership on the value of creating a dedicated position directly responsible for and empowered to lead medication safety strategy and implementation.
The International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a summit for regulators on drug container labeling and packaging safety on June 19 and 20, 2018, to advance global harmonization of standards and reduce overall harm associated with medication errors.