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.

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This list includes medications that should not be crushed because of their special pharmaceutical formulations or characteristics, such as sustained release.

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