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​Professional Associations and Helpful Websites

Guidelines for the Prevention of Medication Incidents

Safer Healthcare Now! ​Medication Reconciliation Getting Started Kit. Canadian Patient Safety Institute; 2011. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How-to Guide: Prevent harm from high-alert medications. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2012.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How-to Guide: Prevent harm from high-alert medications — pediatric supplement. Cambridge, MA: IHI.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How-to Guide: Prevent harm from high-alert medications — rural hospitals supplement. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2008.

Purdue University PharmaTAP, et al. Anticoagulant Toolkit: Reducing adverse drug events & potential adverse drug events with unfractionated heparin, low molecular weight heparins and warfarin. Indianapolis, IN: Purdue University PharmaTAP; 2008. 

Additional Resources for the Prevention of Medication Incidents

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). All-cause readmission to acute care and return to the emergency department. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2012.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Institute of Safe Medication Practice-Canada. National medication reconciliation strategy: Identifying practice leaders for medication reconciliation in Canada. CPSI and ISMP Canada; 2012.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. 2016-2017 targeted medication safety best practices for hospitals. ISMP; 2016.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Medication error prevention "toolbox". Acute Care: ISMP Medication SafetyAlert! 1999; June 2.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada. Event analysis repo​rt: Hydromorphone / morphine event. Toronto, ON: ISMP Canada; 2004. 

Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada. Fluorouracil incident root cause analysis. Toronto, ON: ISMP Canada; 2007. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reduce adverse drug events involving antibiotics. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2016. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). ​Reduce adverse drug events involving anticoagulants. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2016. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reduce adverse drug events involving chemotherapy. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2016. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reduce adverse drug events involving electrolytes. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2016.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reduce adverse drug events involving insulin. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2016. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reduce adverse drug events involving intravenous medications. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2016. 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reduce adverse drug events involving narcotics and sedatives. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2016. 

Feldman LS, Costa LL, Feroli ER, et al. Nurse-pharmacist collaboration on medication reconciliation prevents potential harm. J Hosp Med. 2012; 7 (5): 396–401. doi: 10.1002/jhm.1921.

Pronovost P, Weast B, Schwarz M, et al. Medication reconciliation: a practical tool to reduce the risk of medication errors. J Crit Care. 2003; 18 (4): 201-205.