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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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Chances are you’ve scanned the headlines and read many of the stories about medication errors published in the ISMP Medication Safety Alert!, particularly the tragic errors. Just a few examples of the tragic errors we’ve published in the past few years include: The death of a 2-year-old boy who...
In late 2016, CHPSO, one of the largest federally designated patient safety organizations, created in 2008 by the California Hospital Association, published a case report about accidental intravenous (IV) administration of RECOTHROM (recombinant topical thrombin). 1 The PSO identified additional...