Fact Sheet/FAQs

ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Long-Term Care (LTC) Settings.

Institute of Safe Medication Practices; ISMP.

Long-term care patients often have concurrent conditions that increase their risk of medication error. This fact sheet provides a list of potential high-alert medications prevalent in long-term care settings that should be administered with particular care due to the heightened potential for harm. A past PSNet perspective discussed medication safety in nursing homes.