Institute for Safe Medication Practices

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Four ways to reduce dangerous medical errors at your hospitalConsider these tactics that analyze and address medical errors at a system level.
10 ways to prevent drug diversionStudies have shown a high rate of abuse of prescription drugs by healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, when compared to street drugs, primarily because healthcare professionals can access prescription medications easily and often.
ISMP cites serious breaches in ambulatory pump safetyThere are “significant breaches” in safe practices associated with managing hospital patients with external ambulatory pumps, according to a new survey from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
ISMP: Anti-TNF agents top list of drugs with serious adverse eventsHumira (adalimumab) and Enbrel (etanercept) accounted for the largest number of injury reports received by the FDA last year, according to a new edition of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ (ISMP) QuarterWatch.
Incomplete AERs compromise drug safety monitoringA recent ISMP study found that the government’s adverse event reporting system is hampered by incomplete reports from manufacturers.
Letter and number script mix-ups harming patientsThe Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently warned about alphanumeric symbol mixups, particularly in handwritten scripts, which have led to medical errors.
Help on the way for insulin pen errors?The increased use of U-500 insulin, due to an increase in insulin resistance problems in the United States, has led to a high number of medication errors, but there are a few potential solutions, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
6 key tips to help alleviate drug shortagesThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and other healthcare groups have developed a number of long-term strategies to address drug shortages and released their recommendations in a report, ASHP announced last week.
ISMP announces 16th Annual Cheers Awards winnersWinners of the ISMP Cheers Awards have achieved “extraordinary advances in medication error prevention.”