The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP USA) has just released Guidelines for Adult IV Push Medications, a compilation of safe practices that were developed as a result of a 2-day facilitated summit held in September 2014. Fifty-six participants, representing a range of frontline providers, professional organizations, regulatory bodies, and product vendors from across the US attended the summit.
Draft guidelines were developed and reviewed by participants, and shared on ISMP website for comment. Each comment was considered when finalizing the safe practices.
The guidance statements in the document represent a national consensus for safe practices associated with IV push medication preparation and administration to adults. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and share them with your colleagues.