Post date: 1 week 6 days ago

ISMP believes the ultimate measure of success for error reporting programs is not the number of reports received but rather the amount of patient harm prevented as a result of the reports. Our most recent free featured newsletter article presents tips and best practices to increase the effectiveness of your reporting system:

Post date: 1 month 22 hours ago

Transform the way you think about medication safety by joining us at our last virtual Medication Safety Intensive workshop of the year on December 2-3, 2021! Take advantage of this unique opportunity maximize your error prevention efforts while gaining the knowledge, resources, and tools needed to be a successful medication safety leader.

This workshop sells out quickly, so save your seat soon!

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Post date: 1 month 5 days ago

ISMP was shocked and saddened to learn the Tennessee Board of Nursing recently revoked the license of a nurse involved in a fatal medication error. This week’s ISMP free newsletter featured article presents an analysis of the process leading to the Board’s decision and calls for better ways to achieve justice, learning and improvement in patient safety:

Post date: 1 month 1 week ago

Time is running out to register for ISMP's next virtual Practitioner in Residence (PIR) program on August 23-27, 2021! Benefit from an individualized development program that fosters practical ideas for organizational process and culture change; it’s a cost- and time-effective way to help solve challenges and advance your career. Participants are encouraged to bring their current medication safety issues to discuss and learn directly from nationally-recognized experts.

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Post date: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Read this week’s ISMP newsletter free featured article for analysis of a recently reported error where a postcraniotomy patient received contrast media via an external ventricular drain instead of an appropriate IV route during an MRI study. The article includes recommended safety steps to prevent similar errors: