Medication safety has never been more important.
Whether attempting to prevent adverse drug events or implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program, medication safety should be top of mind for anyone working in Indiana hospitals today.
In fact, in 2014, 1,152 Hoosiers died from drug poisoning. What’s more, Indiana ranks 35th in drug deaths with 16 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016, compared to the national rate of 14 deaths per 100,000. But, if you’ve spent time in a health care facility in the U.S. in the past decade, you don’t need statistics to tell you how important medication safety has become.
What IHA is doing to help
In addition to our advocacy efforts to help combat drug abuse in Indiana, IHA strives to provide professional development opportunities and resources to our members that increase their understanding of medication safety.