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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ISMP has recently received several reports about barcode scanning difficulties with products that could previously be scanned without problems. One issue is that the linear barcode on the FLOVENT HFA (fluticasone) inhaler was recently repositioned in a horizontal orientation around the circumference...
To safely prepare and administer an injectable medication, practitioners must follow aseptic technique, avoid reuse of single-dose or single-use vials, use needles and syringes just once for only 1 patient, and never reenter a medication container with a used needle or syringe. However, the results...
A comprehensive guide to every area of compounding, administering, storing, and disposing of hazardous drugs.
Book - The Chapter 800 Answer Book: $100.50
This list includes abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations that have been frequently misinterpreted and involved in harmful medication errors.