The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation's only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.

ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.

The Institute has a long history of achievements. Its medication error prevention efforts began in 1975 with a groundbreaking and continuing column in Hospital Pharmacy that increases understanding and educates healthcare professionals and others about medication error prevention. In 2004, the Institute celebrated the 10th anniversary of its official incorporation as a nonprofit organization.

Today, a continuously expanding core of knowledge in medication safety fuels the Institute's highly effective initiatives to improve the medication use process. These initiatives, which are built upon a non-punitive approach and system-based solutions, fall into five key areas: knowledge, analysis, education, cooperation, and communication.

Below you will find resources from ISMP that are applicable to the medication practices of Windsor Regional Hospital.

For additional information regarding ISMP, please visit their website at