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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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An analysis of vaccine error reports submitted to the ISMP National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (ISMP VERP) during calendar years 2017 and 2018.
This wall chart includes both generic/brand names, identification of first line ACLS drugs, mechanism of actions and uses, dosage/administration, adverse drug reactions, contraindications and special considerations for medications supplied in crash carts. Wall Charts are shipped by a 3rd party...
Wall Chart - Crash Cart Medications: $19.95
EPINEPHrine is dosed by weight when used to treat an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, not by whether the patient is an adult or child. Thus, generic brands of the EPINEPHrine autoinjector do not use the abbreviation “Jr” for the 0.15 mg dosage strength (see Figure 1). The abbreviation “Jr” is...
Eighty-one percent of respondents (mostly nurses) to our 2018 survey reported that they have used a prefilled 0.9% sodium chloride (saline) flush syringe to reconstitute or dilute an IV push medication, particularly the 5 mL or 10 mL flush syringes. This unsafe practice has increased since our 2014...