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Medication Safety

Medication Card and why it's important – Video

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5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications

Tips Sheet on asking questions about medications: It’s Safe to Ask!

5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications Patient Notes

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How to fill in and use the Medication Card – Video

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Where to get your It’s Safe to Ask Medication Card

• Download from the links provided on this page

• Seniors Resource Councils (call 204-934-6565 or 1-800-665-6565 to find yours)

• Ask at your pharmacy

• Ask your physician or primary care provider

Get your Medication Card Here! – Bilingual

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Both versions can be downloaded and saved to your computer to print. The PDF Fillable version lets you enter your data on-screen instead of completing by hand.

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It's Safe to Ask Medication Card

Patients, families and advocates are vital partners in providing accurate and detailed information about the medications they take

and how they are taking them.

• Keep an up-to-date medication list

• Carry the medication card with you

• Show your card always


• both regularly used and “as needed”:

• prescription medication

• non-prescription medications

• vitamins, herbal, natural products

• dosages

• when you take the medication

• why you take the medication

Include your actual medication use and not only how it was originally prescribed or labelled for use.

When you go from one care setting to another, you should be given a list of current medications. This includes when you are:

• admitted to the hospital, during specific in-hospital transfers, and at discharge from the hospital

• admitted (or re-admitted) to a personal care home or long term care facility

• seen by a family doctor or primary care provider

• being supported by home care providers

Asking questions is important to get information needed to take medications correctly. It’s safe to ask about your medications.

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