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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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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 (...
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,...
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...