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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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Problem: Today, several longstanding medications are available on the market with names that begin with the prefix “Depo-,” meaning they are administered via a depot injection that deposits the drug into localized tissue from which it is gradually absorbed by surrounding tissue. These injections,...
This month, ISMP honored organizations and individuals who have given us a glimpse into what is to come in the field of medication error prevention by creating future-thinking best practices and programs. The 2015 ISMP CHEERS awardees were recognized at a dinner held in New Orleans on December 8....
The Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) continues to work with member companies and others to validate the safety of newly designed “low-dose” (small volume) ENFit tip syringes mentioned in our November 19, 2015 newsletter. These new syringes are incompatible with Luer connectors and...