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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Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are life-long, potentially life-threatening diseases that represent the leading chronic respiratory diseases in the world. 1 Inhalation of medications is an effective method for rapidly delivering short- or long-acting bronchodilators and...
Our Brazilian sister organization, ISMP Brasil, distributed a national alert last week after being notified of an error at a hospital where 50 employees received a dose of insulin instead of influenza vaccine. The person in charge of vaccination of hospital staff confused the multiple-dose vials,...
Problem : A 3-month-old baby girl was evaluated in an emergency department (ED) for a cough, congestion, difficulty breathing, and lethargy. A medication history was obtained from the baby’s parents to begin the reconciliation process. According to the parents, the baby was receiving 8 mL of KEPPRA...