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Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Huntington Valley, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
This Web site includes tools to help raise awareness about potential medication errors associated with using certain abbreviations. The tools are made available by Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of their national educational effort to eliminate the use of these abbreviations.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2006;3:1-5.
This article shares several examples of errors made while verbally communicating medication orders and includes recommendations for safe practices. A set of tools for educating hospital personnel about this issue is available via the link below.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Medication Safety Issue Briefs, Series III. Health Forum. June 2005;79.
Providing examples from three health care organizations, this briefing presents ways for hospitals to eliminate the use of dangerous abbreviations.