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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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A Safety Brief in the June 28, 2018, ISMP Medication Safety Alert! noted a change in concentration for rabies immune globulin (human) ( HYPERRAB ) manufactured by Grifols. Since a higher concentration allows for more efficient wound infiltration (i.e., more of the immune globulin can be delivered to...
Public Comment on Revised Guidelines has Closed ISMP’s Guidelines for the Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) were originally published in 2009 to encourage adoption of standard practices and processes as well as improved ADC design and functionality. These Guidelines have now been...
ISMP has repeatedly cautioned about abbreviating drug names due to the risk of misinterpretation. One recurring problem has been with tPA, an abbreviation often used for alteplase (ACTIVASE), the first tissue plasminogen activator approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This...