Medication Without Harm: A Priority for Patient Safety
We speak up in support of World Patient Safety Day 2022.
ECRI, and its affiliate, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), are proud to join global leaders in supporting World Patient Safety Day 2022.
Medication errors are preventable, yet 1 in 20 patients still face harm worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than 1.3 million people are injured due to medication errors. For 1 in 4 patients, that harm is life-threatening.
With urgency, global leaders have dedicated 2022 World Patient Safety Day, September 17, 2022, to Medication Without Harm. ECRI and our affiliate, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), join them in working toward a safer, more affordable, equitable, and accessible care for patients everywhere. Together, we’re advocating for:
- Increased public awareness and engagement of medication-related danger
- Enhanced global understanding of medication errors
- Work toward global solidarity and action to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm
Please join us in raising global awareness about medication errors, adopting effective and innovative strategies to improve medication safety, and employing best practices at the point of care to prevent avoidable risks and harm to patients.
Medication without harm
For World Patient Safety Day 2022, ECRI and ISMP are providing a wealth of free and shareable patient medication safety resources to reduce the risks and harm to patients worldwide.
- Patient Safety Event Data Snapshot – Medication
- Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals
- Critical Opportunities for Medication Reconciliation in Acute Care
- Guidelines for Safe Medication Use in Perioperative and Procedural Settings
- A Comprehensive, Proactive Plan Is Needed to Mitigate Risk When Changing Drug Concentrations
- Adopt Strategies to Manage Look-Alike and/or Sound-Alike Medication Name Mix-Ups
- List of Confused Drug Names
- International Medication Safety Network
We invite you to explore all that we have to offer and consider becoming a member of ECRI.