Medication Issues and Error Reporting

Error Reporting: ASPEN/ISMP Error Reporting Project

ASPEN has set up a collaborative project with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to educate clinicians about error reporting with nutrition support therapy including both parenteral and enteral nutrition.
The goals of this project are to:

  1. Educate healthcare professionals about nutrition support therapy error reporting (what events to report, what information to include, and how to report them). 
  2. Partner with ISMP in gathering data from clinicians on nutrition support therapy and device errors and share information with our constituents. 
  3. Develop educational strategies to reduce errors. 
  4. Collaborate on national initiatives that address error reduction for nutrition support therapies. 

Learn more about this program and to report nutrition support errors to ISMP

BE A.W.A.R.E. Poster

Be A.W.A.R.E. poster (2010) is a safety poster specifically focused on Medication Safety through Enteral Feeding Tubes. Please share these with your coworkers and encourage safe enteral nutrition delivery. We want to hear about your efforts, so please be sure to give us your feedback and let us know how we can improve the campaign and what other resources you might need.



Enteral Nutrition Medication Literature

Guenter P, Boullata, J. Nursing 2013 survey results: Drug administration by enteral feeding tube Guenter, Peggi; Boullata, Joseph Nursing. 43(12):26-33, December 2013.

Klang M, McLymont V, Ng N. Osmolality, pH, and Compatibility of Selected Oral Liquid Medications With an Enteral Nutrition Product  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, September 2013; vol. 37, 5: pp. 689-694.

Nicolo M, Stratton KW, Rooney W, Boullata J. Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Enterally Fed Patients With Cystic Fibrosis  Nutr Clin Pract, August 2013; vol. 28, 4: pp. 485-489