ISMP Publishes Top 10 List of Medication Errors

January 24, 2020

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has published a top 10 list of the most persistent medication errors and safety issues covered in its newsletter in 2019. The list focuses on safety problems that “are frequently reported, caused serious harm to patients, and could be avoided or minimized with system and practice changes attainable by all healthcare provider,” the news release said.

ISMP continued, “These issues merit attention and priority if action has not already been taken to mitigate risk, and the newsletter article provides specific prevention recommendations. ISMP hopes that the following hazards and errors become an essential part of healthcare organizations’ strategic medication safety improvement plans this year.”

Read the list.

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