Newsletters for consumers on medication safety practices

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Newsletters for consumers on medication safety practices

Postby dlcnurse » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:57 am

ISMP is a organization that provides downloads such as blank medication lists that you can print to keep your medications listed and to take to your doctor.

ISMP stands for INSTITUTE FOR SAFE MEDICATION PRACTICES

They have some excellent tips such as "Requesting a Brown Bag check-up" that gives tips on how to review the medications that you take with your doctor or pharmacist, which can be found here:
http://www.ismp.org/newsletters/consume ... ownBag.asp

For the actual newsletter for other info on safe medication tips go to http://www.ismp.org/newsletters/consume ... alerts.asp

They also have some excellent videos that are viewable in your browser as well. This newsletter is updated monthly and you can also subscribe if you are interested but it is not required. The newsletter is on "Safe medication Alerts"
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