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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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As we approach a new year, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) would like to extend its sincere thanks to the many healthcare providers, consumers, advocacy groups, organizations, agencies, and companies that have allowed us to be part of their journey to reduce patient harm from...
Last month the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to PRAXBIND (idarucizumab) for use in patients who take PRADAXA (dabigatran) and suffer a life-threatening bleeding event. Hospital pharmacies may stock Praxbind if dabigatran patients are treated in the hospital or...
This is an exciting time of year for ISMP, when our organization selects the ISMP Cheers Awards winners and prepares to honor them at our annual Cheers Awards dinner and gala. It’s a time of contemplation for us regarding both the challenges and successes associated with medication safety that have...
Problem: Practitioners who work in obstetrical units may feel comfortable administering IV magnesium sulfate, which is used to treat preterm labor and preeclampsia. Yet, many errors have been reported with this medication, some fatal. In our February 12, 1997, and June 30, 1999 newsletters, we...