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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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This list includes medications that should not be crushed because of their special pharmaceutical formulations or characteristics, such as sustained release.
In July and August 2018, we invited practitioners who administer intravenous (IV) push medications to adults to participate in a survey. 1 The survey was conducted in response to three prior ISMP surveys that revealed numerous risky practices associated with the administration of IV push medications...
You may have noticed changes in the units of measure on the labels of over-the-counter (OTC) fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, and E) from international units (IU) to metric units of measure—micrograms (mcg) or milligrams (mg). For example, aqueous vitamin D oral drops previously labeled as 400...
Between June and July 2018, ISMP conducted a survey on high-alert medications in acute care settings to learn about possible additions or deletions before updating our longstanding list. High-alert medications are an essential component of drug therapy, but they carry a significant risk of causing...