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): $45.00
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.
Unlabeled syringes, basins, bowls, and cups can be dangerous.
Poster - Positive Identification: $2.75
This poster provides examples of medication orders with ambiguous or difficult-to-read abbreviations as well as how they should be written out.
Poster - You Can't Abbreviate Safety: $2.75
It is essential that healthcare practitioners place a zero in front of decimal points in drug dosages to help prevent ten-fold overdoses. This poster emphasizes that without the zero, the decimal point is often overlooked, and provides an example.
Poster - Caution! Zero Is Not Beside The Point: $2.75
This poster presents sample drug orders with "q.d." and "q.i.d." that show how those abbreviations can be confused, and emphasizes that they be spelled out for greater clarity.
Poster - Make It A Daily Habit: $2.75