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Fact Sheet/FAQs

ISMP's List of High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings.

Horsham, PA; Institute for Safe Medication Practices: 2018.

This fact sheet lists medications with a high risk of causing significant harm to patients when incorrectly administered. The 2018 publication reflects insights gathered through a survey of current medication use in acute care facilities. The update includes changes such as expanded examples of antithrombotic agents listed and removal of IV radiocontrast media due to lack of errors reported with its use.