Institute for Safe Medication Practices


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Institute for Safe Medication Practices

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ISMP

A nonprofit organization devoted to the prevention of errors in medication and to the use of safe medications. It disseminates information about adverse drug events to health care professionals, institutions, and the public. It also operates the Medication Errors Reporting System. Website: www.ihi.org
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vice president of nursing at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, consumers, and professional organizations to provide education about medication errors and their prevention.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices survey (2004) revealed that more experienced nurses were more likely to encounter intimidating behaviors; differences in intimidating encounters were not appreciably different in terms of gender but females were more likely to ask another colleague to talk with the intimidator for them.
The participants included representatives from more than 70 professional associations including the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
based Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the independent watchdog organization focused on improving medication safety for more than 30 years.
To get the word out to the healthcare community, the FDA and Institute for Safe Medication Practices kicked off a national educational campaign last fall by providing an overview of the new labeling format during a live teleconference.
The various organizations can be grouped generally into a few categories: 1) federal agencies (AHRQ, Centers for Disease Control, IOM and even the Food and Drug Administration); 2) public/private partnerships such as the National Quality Forum, The Leapfrog Group and the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making; 3) Congress (Government Accounting Office); and, 4) Private interests including the American Association of Retired Persons, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Institute for Safe Medication Practices and professional/ provider-based groups like the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and American Nurses Association.
IN 2005, THE FIRST ANNUAL Nursing Leadership Congress was launched by McKesson and Intel, in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), and Joint Commission Resources.
JCAHO Sentinel Event Alerts and Institute for Safe Medication Practices Quarterly Action Agendas (formerly Safety Alerts) are notable examples.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has issued an alert about life-threatening tubing misconnections in commonly used medical equipment.
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