Dispelling a Few Myths About ISMP

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The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. Healthcare providers, consumers, advocacy groups, organizations, agencies, and companies have allowed us to be part of their journey to reduce patient harm from medication errors. Since becoming a charitable organization more than two decades ago, ISMP has pursued a singular mission to advance patient safety worldwide by empowering the healthcare community, including consumers, to prevent medication errors. Recently, we came across several relatively common but inaccurate beliefs about ISMP held by some in the healthcare industry that could impact our work. We would like to dispel these myths by providing some general information about ISMP. If you still have questions or are confused about our organization after reading the information that follows, we encourage you to contact us directly (ismpinfo@ismp.org).
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