Resource Library

Whether you have experienced a medication error in your organization or you are proactively implementing prevention strategies, you are not alone. Thousands of organizations worldwide have relied on ISMP's resources for institutional change to reduce errors on a daily basis. 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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This list includes look-alike and sound-alike name pairs. Use this list to determine which medications require special safeguards to reduce the risk of errors and minimize harm.
Beyond Blame is a must-see for all who are responsible for patient care. The award-winning DVD introduces viewers to “Just Culture,” a way of thinking that fixes problems rather than assigning fault.
Video - Beyond Blame Documentary (DVD): $47.00
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4 million infants are born in the US each year, including approximately 132,000 multiple births. 1 Unique characteristics of this newborn population pose significant challenges regarding accurate patient identification, which...
Since 1994, when ISMP first became the nation’s only nonprofit organization devoted entirely to preventing medication errors, we have served as a vital force for progress in medication safety through our unyielding advocacy and the development of resources and learning opportunities for healthcare...