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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...
This month, ISMP rounded up an impressive group of individuals and organizations to honor and recognize with its 2016 Cheers Awards, which were presented at a gala dinner held on December 6 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas. Please join us in congratulating the following medication safety...
In the July 28, 2016, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine , Schiff et al. 1 provide a compelling argument in favor of incorporating indications into the medication ordering process. A longtime proponent (along with ISMP and other organizations) of including the purpose of medications on...