Websites Useful In Finding Drug Information
Safe Injection Practices
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Safe injection practices are part of Standard Precautions and are aimed at maintaining basic levels of patient safety and provider protections.
- One and Only Campaign
The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices.
General Patient Safety Information
- Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Many good resources on medication safety in the anesthesia and operating room setting.
- BeMedWise Program
Links to patient flyers on a variety of medication safety topics in English and Spanish.
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHI is an organization dedicated to helping healthcare organizations improve patient care. They have a number of resources specifically available to improving medication safety.
- Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Highlights issues in safe medication use with alerts, newsletters, and current issues. Self-assessment available to evaluate organizational medication safety issues.
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
Notes on National Patient Safety Goals, current news as well as some tools, such as root cause analysis.
- National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention
USP and 23 other organizations provide recommendations for patient safety. Reports of medication errors can be made directly on this web page.
- VA National Center for Patient Safety
Great tools for patient safety initiatives such as root cause analysis and patient safety handbook.