ISMP has released the first in a series of “video newsletters” being produced in partnership with the Temple University School of Pharmacy that provide insight on emerging medication safety issues.
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.
ASHP has issued an important correction notice for the publication Demystifying Drug Dosing in Obese Patients Critical Care, to section for Ibutilide that appears in Chapter 4.
The majority of drug manufacturer reports to the FDA about serious adverse events lack essential information, according to an ISMP authored article in the peer reviewed literature.
Caffeine powder is marketed as a “pick-me-up”, and young people and athletes sometimes use it to make inexpensive, homemade caffeinated drinks and foods. But use of this powder can result in serious harm, including death.
In 2016, ISMP celebrated two decades of publishing the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® newsletter, the nation’s only publication reaching nearly every U.S. hospital with vital and potentially lifesaving information on medication and device errors.
Report from 2014 Summit Explores Factors Causing Shortages to Persist As shortages of lifesaving medicines, including antibiotics, chemotherapy, and cardiovascular drugs continue to plague the United States, a group of health care organizations released a report exploring measures that should be
ISMP is asking prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, as well as pharmacy computer system and e‐prescribing system vendors, to only use metric measurements in prescription directions.
Joint Commission Journal Article Presents ISMP Recommendations
ISMP has taken the stance that criminal prosecution of a healthcare professional for an unintentional error is inappropriate and unwarranted.
ISMP supports the stance taken by the Wisconsin Hospital Association and Wisconsin Nurses Association that criminal prosecution of a healthcare professional for an unintentional error is inappropriate and unwarranted.
Alerts, Labeling Changes Alone Not Enough to Protect Patients