Resource Library

These resources are developed from ISMP's review of reports through its national error reporting programs, peer-reviewed articles in its publications, and/or consensus gathering summits on topics pertinent to specific errors  or hazards. ISMP offers a wide range of downloadable and easy to use resources. Many are free.

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Award-winning DVD introduces viewers to “Just Culture".
Video - Beyond Blame Documentary (DVD): $47.00
Medications that should not be crushed because of their special pharmaceutical formulations or characteristics.
Wall Chart - Oral Dosage Forms that Should Not be Crushed: $24.95
This chart defines the stability and compatibility of medications that are routinely present in critical care, and intensive care settings. Wall Charts are shipped by a 3rd party supplier. Wall Charts are shipped on Thursdays only. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Wall Chart - Compatibility of Critical Care Admixtures: $24.95
Commonly referred to as the "Do Not Crush" list, healthcare professionals are alerted about medications that should not be crushed.
Wall Chart - Oral Dosage Forms that Should Not be Crushed: $24.95
An analysis of vaccine error reports submitted to the ISMP National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (ISMP VERP) during calendar years 2017 and 2018.
Healthcare practitioners should use the exact metric weight when writing drug orders. This poster discourages prescribing only by volume or dosage limit, which can be ambiguous, and provides a correct sample order.
Poster - Be Exact!: $3.75
Healthcare practitioners should always prepareliquid oral medications in oral syringes. This poster emphasizes that the tips on oral syringes make it more difficult or impossible to accidentally administer the oral medication intravenously.
Poster - Choose The Correct Syringe: $3.75
Verbal and telephone medication orders can be misheard, misunderstood, or mistranscribed. This poster gives healthcare practitioners a checklist for safe order communication.
Poster - Now Hear This!: $3.75
Counsels healthcare practitioners to always spell out drug names.
Poster - Never Abbreviate Drug Names: $3.75
Unlabeled syringes, basins, bowls, and cups can be dangerous.
Poster - Positive Identification: $3.75