Ambulatory Care Providers

As an ambulatory care provider in the community who prescribes, administers, or dispenses medications you may be facing an increased focus and higher level of consumer interest in medication safety.

Whether you are an administrator in the C-Suite or a front-line practitioner, ISMP has resources that will help guide you to identify risk and implement strategies to improve safe medication use. The offerings linked on this page feature ISMP services, programs, and publications for error prevention and risk reduction, including consulting services that can help you meet requirements for continuous quality improvement and quality assurance. 

These resources are built on years of analysis of thousands of real-life error reports by ISMP’s experienced staff, as well as direct visits to hundreds of practices sites.


This month's main topic: Start the Year Off Right by Addressing These Top 5 Medication Safety Concerns from 2021
This month's main topic: Ensuring the Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Technology: We Need Your Input!
This month's main topic: New Processes Introduce Risk for Errors: Learning from Four months of COVID-19 Vaccinations
This program is an ASHP eLearning activity developed in partnership with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
This list includes abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations that have been frequently misinterpreted and involved in harmful or potentially harmful medication errors.