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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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: $3.75
Quick reference guide to ISMP’s list of high-alert medications, documented drugs with look-alike-sound-alike risk, and error-prone abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations. **Sold in packs of 5**
Pocket Guide - Medication Safety Pocket Guide (pack of 5): $17.45
A quick reference for appropriate antidotes. Features include antidote names, dosing, ADRs, and monitoring parameters.
Wall Chart - Antidote: $19.95
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 Chart - Crash Cart Medications: $19.95
This chart includes look-alike and sound-alike name pairs. Use this resource to help determine which medications require safeguards to reduce the risk of errors. Both the US Food and Drug Administration-approved and the ISMP-recommended tall-man (mixed case) letters have been included.
Wall Chart - Confused Drug Names: $24.95