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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Verbal and telephone medication orders can be misheard, misunderstood, or mistranscribed. This poster gives healthcare practitioners a checklist for safe order communication.
Poster - Now Hear This!: $3.75
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
This chart defines the stability and compatibility of medications that are routinely present in critical care, and intensive care settings.
Wall Chart - Compatibility of Critical Care Admixtures: $24.95
A quick reference for appropriate antidotes. Features include antidote names, dosing, ADRs, and monitoring parameters.
Wall Chart - Antidote: $19.95