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Measurement Tool/Indicator

ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for High-Alert Medications.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices; ISMP.



October 4, 2017
Institute for Safe Medication Practices; ISMP.

High-alert medications have the potential to cause substantial patient harm if administration mistakes occur. This assessment tool will enable organizations across a range of care environments to determine opportunities for improvement in 11 high-alert medication categories. In addition, the tool provides an opportunity for organizations to submit their data anonymously to a national data collection effort led by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices to define the current state of high-alert medication practices in health care. The data submission process is now closed.