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Whether you have experienced a medication error in your organization or you are proactively implementing prevention strategies, you are not alone. Thousands of organizations worldwide have relied on ISMP's resources for institutional change to reduce errors on a daily basis. These resources are developed from ISMP's review of reports through its national error reporting programs, peer-reviewed articles in its publications, and/or consensus gathering summits on topics pertinent to specific errors  or hazards. ISMP offers a wide range of downloadable and easy to use resources. Many are free.

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Easy-to-use Wall Charts cover topics of importance to pharmacists, nurses, and specialty practitioners.
This list includes look-alike and sound-alike name pairs. Use this list to determine which medications require special safeguards to reduce the risk of errors and minimize harm.
Beyond Blame is a must-see for all who are responsible for patient care. The award-winning DVD introduces viewers to “Just Culture,” a way of thinking that fixes problems rather than assigning fault.
In the latest issue of ISMP’s Quarter Watch™ , we examine the adverse drug events reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) for 97 new drugs and biological products approved between 2015 and 2017, including: evolocumab ( REPATHA ) and alirocumab (...
EPINEPH rine is dosed by weight when used to treat an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, not by whether the patient is an adult or child. Thus, generic brands of the EPINEPH rine autoinjector do not use the abbreviation “Jr” for the 0.15 mg dosage strength (see Figure 1 ). Figure 1. Generic EPINEPH...
Introduction One in every 1,000 medication orders in a hospital, and one in every 1,000 prescriptions in a pharmacy, have been associated with selecting the wrong drug while prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, or administering medications. 1-4 Drug name similarities are a primary cause of these...
ISMP has launched a new tool to help healthcare facilities identify and manage targeted risks associated with the use of IV push medications in adults. The ISMP Gap Analysis Tool (GAT) for Safe IV Push Medication Practices is designed to assist practitioners in evaluating their practices,...