2005 ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment(r) for Antithrombotic Therapy in Hospitals


2005 ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment(r) for Antithrombotic Therapy in Hospitals


This tool is designed to help hospitals assess their medication safety practices surrounding the use of antithrombotic therapy. Many of the items included in the tool represent system improvements and safeguards that the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has recommended in response to the analysis of medication errors reported to the U.S. Pharmacopeia-ISMP Medication Errors Reporting Program, problems identified during on-site consultations with hospitals, and guidelines in the medical literature.

The self-assessment is divided into eight key elements that significantly influence safe use of antithrombotic agents. Each key element is defined by one or more core characteristics of a safe medication system.

In addition to downloading a PDF version of the self-assessment tool, users can view and print frequently asked questions (FAQs) and view the hospital’s previously submitted data or the aggregate results of demographically similar hospitals.


Institute for Safe Medication Practices

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Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: February 2007
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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