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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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
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 Charts...
Wall Chart - Confused Drug Names: $24.95
These Safety Posters are designed to promote medication safety in healthcare facilities.
Poster - Set of 10 ISMP Safety Posters: $27.50
Michael R. Cohen's comprehensive, authoritative examination of the causes of and means to preventing medication errors.
Book - Medication Errors Book (2nd Edition) Hardback: $104.45
This pocket-sized handy reference has important reference information every nurse and nursing student should carry along with them into the clinical setting.
Book - Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Medication Safety: $23.00