Staff Education Tool: 'Do Not Crush' List (Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not be Crushed)
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices provides a free, downloadable list of oral dosage forms that should not be crushed.
Sometimes known as the "Do Not Crush" list, it was developed and is maintained by John F. Mitchell, PharmD, FASHP, a medication safety consultant in Canton, Mich.
The most recent edition was updated April 7.
Use this list as a teaching tool and also ensure it is available as a reference for your staff members to help prevent errors and ensure that medications are used safely.
Download the Do Not Crush list (pdf) provided by ISMP.
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