ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for High-Alert Medications
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has released a new tool to help hospitals, long-term care facilities, and certain outpatient facilities evaluate their best practices related to high-alert medications, identifying opportunities for improvement, and tracking their experiences over time. The ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications focuses on general high-alert medications and 11 specific medication categories including:
- Neuromuscular blocking agents
- Moderate and minimal sedation
Users of this new tool are able to submit assessment findings to ISMP anonymously via a secure internet portal and will obtain weighted scores so they can compare themselves to demographically similar organizations.
Want to read the full alert and receive alert emails?