MEDICATION SAFETY AND ENGAGING PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

Sylvia Hyland, RPh, BSc Phm, ACPR, MHSc, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer , Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP),  Canada

 

More than 150 organizations including provincial and national organizations have visibly endorsed a campaign: ‘5 Questions to Ask about Your Medications’. The questions were developed by patients and care providers for patients and care providers. This evidence-informed patient-centred approach to improving medication safety at transitions of care utilizes quality improvement techniques and knowledge translation strategies for uptake and integration into practice.