The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process.
To advance patient safety worldwide by empowering the healthcare community, including consumers, to prevent medication errors.
The organization's mission is to advance patient safety worldwide by empowering the healthcare community, including consumers, to prevent medication errors.
They accomplish this through their interdisciplinary efforts to:
•Collect and analyze reports of medication-related hazardous conditions, near-misses, errors, and other adverse drug events.
•Disseminate timely medication safety information, risk-reduction tools, and error-prevention strategies.
•Educate the healthcare community and consumers about safe medication practices.
•Collaborate with other patient safety organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other healthcare stakeholders.
•Advocate the adoption of safe medication standards by accrediting bodies, manufacturers, policy makers, regulatory agencies, and standards-setting organizations.
•Conduct research to provide evidence-based safe medication practices.
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