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Adopt strategies to manage look-alike and/or sound-alike medication name mix-ups.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. June 2, 2022;27(11):1-4.

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June 15, 2022

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. June 2, 2022;27(11):1-4.

Minimizing look-alike/sound-alike medication risk is a universal need across health care. This story highlights a primary prevention tool that lists problematic drug names. It shares strategies across the medication use process to reduce errors associated with similarly named and labeled medications such as separate storage areas and tall man lettering.

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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. June 2, 2022;27(11):1-4.