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Medication Safety and Medication Handling

ISMP (Institute for Safe Medical Practices) - - website is an excellent resource to study to prevent medication errors. This site - - responds to medication errors by changing something in the usual process that may cause errors to be more likely.  The website contains:

  • Medication Safety tools and resources
  • New standard concentrates of neonatal drug infusions
  • Tall man lettering
  • High alert medication list
  • Pathways to medication safety

Guidance on individuals who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or attempting to conceive or father a child. Please refer to section on “Medical Screening and Surveillance; Alternative Duty” of ASHP Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs

Chemotherapy and other medications that require special handling and safety suggestions

For compounding technicians

Environmentally Safe Medication disposal

Nuclear Pharmaceuticals