A Shared Health Service
Learn to be Safe – Medication Safety.
A Guide for Pharmacists
The guide is for pharmacists and other healthcare providers to plan and deliver effective presentations, discussion groups, or workshops aimed at talking with patients and their families on ways to improve medication safety. Medication incidents are a leading type of patient safety incident and can result in patient harm, disability and death. This guide can help you to:
• deliver key medication safety messages to the public
• promote patient and family engagement
• promote community connections with healthcare providers
• raise awareness of everyone’s role in improving patient safety
Everyone wins when patients, families and healthcare providers work in partnership to improve medication safety!
The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba have also created Age Friendly Pharmacy Practice online learning modules, and adaptable power-point presentations for pharmacists, as well as for community outreach initiatives.
Basic Presentation (Powerpoint) – adapt as needed.
Appendix A – Pointers for Presenters
Appendix B – Patient Stories
Appendix C – Patient and Family Engagement Tools
Appendix D – Supplemental Topics
Cancer Meds at Home (Powerpoint)
Appendix E – Presentation Aids