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ISMP leverages multidisciplinary expertise across hundreds of similar healthcare facilities to provide customized guidance on effective use of medication safety data.
The implementation of information technology in medication use systems is widely accepted as a way to reduce adverse drug events by decreasing human error. 1 Technology examples include computerized order entry systems, clinical decision support systems, robotic dispensing, profiled automated...
ISMP has recently received several reports about barcode scanning difficulties with products that could previously be scanned without problems. One issue is that the linear barcode on the FLOVENT HFA (fluticasone) inhaler was recently repositioned in a horizontal orientation around the circumference...
From one day high-alert safety check-ups to comprehensive enterprise risk assessments, ISMP helps uncover systemic areas that are vulnerable to medication error risk in your organization.