Medication Safety Tools

AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation 

American Geriatrics Society

Beers List 2012 - Medications to Avoid in the Elderly       

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Guidelines on Preventing Medication Errors in Hospitals

Patient Safety Resource Center 

Medication Safety Advocacy Page            

Medication Use Safety Resources            


Medication Management in Care Transitions            

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

Emergency Preparedness

CMSA (Center for Medication Safety Advancement)

Drug Shortage Assessment

DEA (Drig Enforcement Administration)

National (Drug) Take-Back Initiative: Authorized Collector Location              

Drug Disposal Information              

Disposal of Unused Medications (Includes List of Medicines Recommended for Disposal by Flushing)         

Needles and Other Sharps, Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings

Medication Errors Page          


Tall Man Letters   

IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)

Medication Safety Reconciliation Toolkit     

How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events

Whiteboard Series           

IHA (Indiana Hospital Association)

ADE Webinar Series            

ISMP (Institute For Safe Medication Practices)

Do Not Crush List              

Error Prone Abbreviation List     

High-Alert Medications  

Medication Safety Assessments

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis           

Confused Drug Name List (Look Alike/Sound Alike)          

Assess-ERR (Community Pharmacy version)         

2014-2015 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals            

Root Cause Analysis for Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy          


Medication Safety, a Toolkit for Families              


Taxonomy of Medication Errors       

Adverse Drug Event Algorithm         

Index for Categorizing Medication Errors     

Index for Categorizing Medication Errors Algorithm

The Joint Commission

National Patient Safety Goals        

Sentinel Event Information         

VA (Veterans Administration)

Root Cause Analysis Tool    

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