As a health care worker, reporting medication errors is one of our most important professional mandates. Keeping our patients and ourselves from harm involves learning from the errors committed. Errors teach us about the vulnerabilities in the systems we work with everyday.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) operates two national error-reporting programs—the National Medication Errors Reporting Program (ISMP MERP) and the National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (ISMP VERP). Both are confidential voluntary programs that provide expert analysis of system-based causes of medication and vaccine errors. This is the vehicle to report medication errors.
MedSafetyOnline.org is not to be used for reporting medication errors. MedSafetyOnline.org is a forum for users to share experiences, provide support, gain knowledge and have an ongoing dialog between care givers.