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.

Medication Safety Guidelines cover a variety of topics, including the safe use of technology, specific high-alert medications, and treating high-risk patient populations. 

Medication Safety Self Assessments are available for various healthcare settings and can be used to assess your practices and processes related to medication use. 

Medication Safety Recommendations are handy to use lists for day-to-day practical error reduction and prevention across a wide array of healthcare facility challenges.

Medication Safety Tools include workbooks, learning guides, manuals and other materials that cover a variety of medication safety topics. 

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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 list includes abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations that have been frequently misinterpreted and involved in harmful medication errors.