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ISMP News Releases

2017

Bullet New ISMP Guidelines Address Safe Use of Subcutaneous Insulin in Adults
6/5/2017
Bullet BAXTER AND THE INSTITUTE FOR SAFE MEDICATION PRACTICES (ISMP) ADDRESS GLOBAL MEDICATION ERROR PREVENTION
3/22/2017
Bullet Revised ISMP Antithrombotic Medication Safety Self Assessment Available
2/22/2017
Bullet ISMP Releases Updated Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy Medication Safety Self Assessment
2/1/2017

2016

Bullet ISMP Announces 19th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/7/2016
Bullet Updated ISMP Guidelines Call for Increased Use of Technology/Automation in Sterile Compounding
9/19/2016
Bullet ASHP and ISMP to Create Medication Safety Certificate Program
8/29/2016
Bullet New Class of Diabetes Drugs Raises Safety Questions
7/1/2016
Bullet New Medication Safety Video Series Based on ISMP Newsletter Launched
6/2/2016
Bullet ISMP Advocates for Improvement of FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System
2/21/2016
Bullet ISMP Newsletter Celebrates 20th Anniversary
1/14/2016

2015

Bullet International Position Statement on Safer Vaccine Packaging and Label Design Released
12/11/2015
Bullet More Attention Needs to Be Paid to Safe Use of Ambulatory Care Infusion Pumps
11/20/2015
Bullet ISMP Announces 18th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/5/2015
Bullet ISMP Seeks Comment on Draft Guidelines for Safe Electronic Communication of Medication Information
8/27/2015
Bullet Pharmacists Should Make Sure Prescription Bag Contents Are Checked at Point of Sale to Prevent Errors
8/6/2015
Bullet ISMP Releases New Safe Practice Guidelines for Adult IV Push medications
7/23/2015
Bullet ISMP Survey Highlights Gaps in Pediatric Medication Safety
6/5/2015
Bullet Health Care Groups Identify Potential Measures to Address Ongoing Drug Shortages
2/5/2015

2014

Bullet ISMP Announces 17th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/6/2014
Bullet Safety Leaders Seek Stronger Chantix Warnings
10/8/2014
Bullet Unnecessarily Dilution and Repackaging of IV Medications Put Patients at Risk
6/23/2014
Bullet Common Vaccine Error Leaves Patients Unprotected Against Serious Communicable Diseases
6/2/2014
Bullet Baseline Survey Reports on How Hospitals Are Implementing ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices
4/4/2014
Bullet ISMP Points to Need for New Measures to Reduce Dabigatran (PRADAXA) Bleeding Risks
2/13/2014
Bullet ISMP Survey Links Parenteral Nutrition Component Shortages to Adverse Outcomes
2/13/2014
Bullet Results of Hospital Medication Safety Self Assessment Includes List of National Priorities
2/5/2014

2013

Bullet ISMP Launches Consensus-Based Medication Safety Best Practices
12/6/2013
Bullet ISMP Announces 16th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/5/2013
Bullet ECRI Institute PSO and ISMP Partner on PSO Programs
10/30/2013
Bullet Intimidation Still a Problem in Hospital Workplace, ISMP Survey Shows
10/3/2013
Bullet ISMP Launches Long-Term Care Newsletter
7/9/2013
Bullet Medication Safety Officer Society Becomes Part of ISMP
5/29/2013
Bullet National Alert Issued: Confusion regarding the generic name of the HER2-targeted drug KADCYLA (ado-trastuzumab emtansine)
4/17/2013
Bullet Hospitals Should Reconsider Insulin Pen Use, Says ISMP
2/7/2013
Bullet Survey Shares Pharmacist, Technician Perspectives on Compounded Sterile Product Management
1/24/2013
Bullet National Alert Network Issued: Severe Burns and Scarring afterTopical Application of Glacial Acetic Acid by Mistake
1/23/2013

2012

Bullet ISMP Launches New Vaccine Error Reporting Program
12/11/2012
Bullet ISMP Releases Sterile Compounding Safety Guidelines
11/29/2012
Bullet ISMP Announces 15th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/6/2012
Bullet ISMP Survey Shows Prescription Time Guarantees May Lead to Errors
9/17/2012
Bullet ISMP Calls for More Timely and Direct Disclosure of New Information on Medication Errors to PSOs
8/29/2012
Bullet Deadline Extended for International Oncology Medication Safety Self Assessment
6/1/2012
Bullet Now Available: ISMP International Medication Safety Self Assessment® for Oncology
4/3/2012
Bullet ISMP Cautions Against Unregulated Physician Dispensing of Oncology Medications
3/8/2012

2011

Bullet ISMP Announces 14th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/2/2011
Bullet ISMP Statement on Use of Metric Measurements to Prevent Errors
9/29/2011
Bullet ISMP Survey on Drug Shortage “Gray Market” Shows Widespread Impact on Hospitals
8/25/2011
Bullet CareFusion Foundation Funds a Safe Medication Management Fellowship at ISMP
7/20/2011
Bullet ISMP Draws Attention to Often-Abandoned “Second Victims” of Medication Errors
7/14/2011
Bullet National Alert Issued: Dosing Confusion with Colistimethate for Injection
6/29/2011
Bullet ISMP Warns that Emphasizing Speed in Community Pharmacy Prescription Dispensing Can Lead to Errors
6/6/2011
Bullet Latest ISMP QuarterWatch Report Raises Safety Concerns
5/23/2011
Bullet ISMP Releases Final Guidelines for Timely Administration of Scheduled Medications
5/23/2011
Bullet ISMP Launches 2011 Assessment of Medication Safety
4/21/2011
Bullet ISMP Calls for Greater FDA Guidance and Pharmacy Board Oversight of Sterile Compounding
4/11/2011
Bullet ISMP Publishes Draft Guidelines for Timely Medication Administration
1/13/2011

2010

Bullet ISMP Announces 13th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
10/21/2010
Bullet National Survey on Drug Shortages Reveals Serious Impact on Patient Safety
9/23/2010
Bullet More than 17,500 Nurses Tell ISMP 30-Minute Medication Administration Rule Can Lead to Patient Harm
9/9/2010
Bullet National Alert Network Issued: EPINEPHrine Shortage May Cause Dangerous Medication Errors
6/18/2010
Bullet A.S.P.E.N. Launches Error Reporting Project for Nutrition Support Professionals
5/18/2010
Bullet ISMP Receives Grant to Assess Medication Safety Practices in U.S. Hospitals
5/13/2010
Bullet Examination of Fatal Error Supports System-Based Approach to Safety
3/16/2010
Bullet ISMP Develops Guidelines for Standard Order Sets
3/12/2010
Bullet ISMP Applauds New Look for Oral Morphine Solution
2/17/2010
Bullet Medication Safety Leaders Begin Development of Oncology Medication Self Assessment
2/1/2010
Bullet Economic Downturn Is Impacting Medication Safety
ISMP Survey Shows United States Hospitals, Patients Affected

1/14/2010
Bullet ISMP and Brandofino Communications Launch New iPhone App
1/14/2010

2009

Bullet ISMP to Provide Logistical Support for Medication Safety Officer Association
12/1/2009
Bullet ISMP Issues Guidance on the Safe Use of Smart Intravenous Infusion Devices
11/4/2009
Bullet ISMP Announces 12th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
10/26/2009
Bullet ISMP Warns that IV Solutions Administered Post-Op Can Cause Low Sodium Levels and Death in Healthy Children
8/14/2009
Bullet ISMP Calls for Safety Improvements in Use of Elastomeric Pain Relief Pumps
7/22/2009
Bullet ISMP Launches First Self Assessment of Automated Dispensing Cabinet Safety
6/18/2009
Bullet ISMP Calls for Elimination of "Teaspoonful" and Other Non-Metric Measurements to Prevent Errors
6/3/2009
Bullet ISMP Opposes Criminal Charges for Ohio Pharmacist Involved in Medication Error
4/23/2009
Bullet ISMP Calls for Immediate Communication between Industry and FDA on Opioid Product Withdrawals
4/9/2009
Bullet Medication Safety Intensive Workshops to Help Healthcare Practitioners See Safety in New Light
4/2/2009
Bullet ISMP Urges Caution with Basal Opioid Infusions
3/19/2009
Bullet Pathways Tools Address Need for Patient Safety Efforts in Physician Practices
1/19/2009

2008

Bullet ISMP Announces 11th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/7/2008
Bullet ISMP Granted Patient Safety Organization Status
11/7/2008
Bullet ISMP Urges Greater Examination and Improvement of Drug Recall Policing Process
10/10/2008
Bullet 2008 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
9/25/2008
Bullet ISMP and iGuard.org Partner to Increase Medication Safety
9/16/2008
Bullet ISMP Issues Guidance on the Interdisciplinary Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets
4/24/2008
Bullet ISMP Issues Recommendations on Resolving Conflicts When Safety Questions Arise
3/19/2008
Bullet ISMP Issues White Paper on Problem of Medication Misuse
3/19/2008
Bullet ISMP Survey Shows Unnecessary Risks Still Exist with Automated Dispensing Cabinets
1/28/2008

2007

Bullet ISMP Announces 10th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/7/2007
Bullet Product-Related Issues Lead to Potential Errors with Investigational Drugs
11/7/2007
Bullet Error-Prone Conditions Can Lead to Student Nurse-Related Medication Mistakes
10/23/2007
Bullet Archives of Internal Medicine Release on ISMP Adverse Drug Reaction Study Additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.
9/10/2007
Bullet Enter ISMP Medication Safety Contest
7/5/2007
Bullet Fatal Overdoses with Fentanyl Transdermal Patches Continue
6/29/2007
Bullet ISMP 10th Annual Cheers Award Nominations
6/14/2007
Bullet Error alert on HEPARIN-INSULIN confusion
5/3/2007
Bullet The Aetna Foundation Awards $38,500 Grant to Institute for Safe Medication Practices
4/17/2007
Bullet HRET, ISMP and MGMA to Develop Educational Tools on Patient Safety for Physician Practices
1/16/2007

2006

Bullet ISMP Opposes Criminal Charges for Wisconsin Nurse Involved in Medication Error
11/7/2006
Bullet Patient safety self-assessment helps shield physician practices against liability exposure
10/30/2006
Bullet ISMP Announces 9th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
10/19/2006
Bullet ISMP Launches New Medication Safety Program for Rural Hospitals
10/16/2006
Bullet 2006 Cheers Awards Nomination Deadline Extended
8/10/2006
Bullet ISMP ERROR ALERT
8/10/2006
Bullet Martinelli Named Chair of ISMP Board of Trustees
3/6/2006
Bullet Survey Shows Need for Improvement in Safety Practices for IV Vincristine
2/28/2006
Bullet Information on ISMP’s Role in CVS/pharmacy Agreement with Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy
2/9/2006
Bullet ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® Acute Care Newsletter Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
1/24/2006
Bullet ISMP's Redesigned Website Provides Easier Access to Medication Safety Information
1/17/2006

2005

Bullet ISMP, FDA Plan Educational Campaign on Error-Prone Medical Abbreviations
11/8/2005
Bullet ISMP Announces 8 th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/1/2005
Bullet ISMP to Offer Teleconference on New Healthcare Culture Model that Fosters Accountability and Safety
9/30/2005
Bullet ISMP, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Help Small Rural Hospitals Reduce Errors
9/29/2005
Bullet ISMP President Honored with Prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
9/20/2005
Bullet Computer Weaknesses Compromise Medication Safety
8/30/2005
Bullet ISMP Calls for More Action to Safeguard Pain Patches
8/18/2005
Bullet Deadline Extended for ISMP Antithrombotic Self Assessment Survey
8/11/2005
Bullet ISMP Responds to New Patient Safety Legislation
8/3/2005
Bullet ISMP Survey Shows Healthcare Practitioners Expect Punitive Action from State Boards Following Errors
6/23/2005
Bullet ISMP Alerts Lead to Important Safety Changes
6/6/2005
Bullet ISMP Launches Self Assessment for Antithrombotic Therapy
4/27/2005
Bullet Myths Still Exist About Hospital Formularies
2/23/2005
Bullet Medication Safety Self Assessment for Hospitals Reports Improvement in Virtually Every Category
1/31/2005
Bullet Different Drugs with Same Brand Name in Different Countries Can Cause Patient Harm
1/27/2005

2004

Bullet ERROR ALERT: Unlabeled Basins in Sterile Field
12/2/2004
Bullet ISMP Announces 7th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/16/2004
Bullet ISMP Calls for Greater Response to Ongoing Medication Error Risks
11/5/2004
Bullet Inaction on Dangerous Packaging Leads ISMP to Call for Replacement of Brethine Ampuls
10/20/2004
Bullet ISMP Advocates Changes in Epinephrine Labeling
8/12/2004
Bullet Benzocaine Spray Products May Cause Life-Threatening Condition
7/21/2004
Bullet ERROR ALERT: Life-Threatening Tubing Misconnections in Hospitals
7/21/2004
Bullet ISMP Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Becoming a Nonprofit Organization
5/24/2004
Bullet ISMP Launches 2004 Assessment of Medication Safety
5/10/2004
Bullet ISMP Names New Members to Board of Trustees
4/20/2004
Bullet Survey Shows Workplace Intimidation Adversely Affects Patient Safety
3/31/2004
Bullet ERROR ALERT: Improper Intrathecal Iinjection of Ionic Contrast Media
1/7/2004

2003

Bullet ISMP Announces 6th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/21/2003
Bullet Nurses Identify Barriers to Teaching Patients about Their Medications
10/29/2003
Bullet ERROR ALERT: Infants and Children Receiving Accidental Overdoses of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
10/29/2003
Bullet ISMP Awarded Commonwealth Fund Grant
8/15/2003
Bullet Pain Control in Hospitals Using Patient-Controlled Analgesia Must Be Made Safer
7/28/2003
Bullet The Launch of Nurse Advise-ERR™, a Medication Safety Newsletter for Nurses.
4/10/2003
Bullet Insurer Funds Error Reduction Project for Pennsylvania Hospitals
2/11/2003

2002

Bullet Organizations Release New Tools For Reducing Medication Errors
12/10/2002
Bullet ISMP to Distribute Award-Winning Bridge Beyond Blame Documentary
12/9/2002
Bullet ISMP Announces the 5th Annual Cheers Awards Recipients
11/18/2002
Bullet New Publication Focuses on Medication Safety in Outpatient Setting
9/25/2002
Bullet ISMP Survey Reveals Pharmacy Interventions Key to Reducing Hospital Medication Errors
7/12/2002
Bullet ISMP Announces New Pediatric Pharmacy Medication Safety Guidelines
6/6/2002
Bullet ISMP Announces Its Award Recipients
5/28/2002

 

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