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Central CCAC’s Medication Management Support Services is an award-winning, collaborative model of delivering medication reconciliation to clients. Its objective is to address medication management issues early in the intervention process in order to achieve...Read More
Antimicrobial stewardship is a patient safety practice of ensuring that antimicrobials are utilized appropriately to optimize clinical outcomes, prevent development of resistant organisms, avoid adverse drug effects, and minimize costs. The Mount Sinai...Read More
Since September 2009, it has been up to pharmacists to conduct medication reconciliation at admission for all clients of the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec. With quality improvement as the driving force, two pharmacists and computer analysts from...Read More
To improve the effectiveness of medication reconciliation and Emergency-admitted patient flow, changes were made at Ross Memorial Hospital to convert to a proactive Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) medication reconciliation process. With the appropriate...Read More
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) changed the governance structure for pharmacy services and integrated pharmacy staff from multiple acute and long-term care facilities into a single team under the direct authority of the WRHA Pharmacy Program. The...Read More
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has created a collaborative, multi-facility pharmacy approach to manage medication supply chain issues such as backorders, shortfalls, and critical drug shortages. Despite having different infrastructures at various...Read More
In April, 2010, Medication Safety Vests were introduced at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Corporation on the Complex Continuing Care unit to make the delivery of medications as safe as possible. The Medication Safety Vests served as a visible signal to others that the...Read More
The use of a well-designed bottle by the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres protects the community from the diversion of methadone, and helps protect against accidental overdose. It also helps clients take ownership of their treatment. This is the first initiative of...Read More
The Pharmacy Distribution Centre was established many years ago at the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) to provide medications to outpost nursing stations in the Yukon Territory. In 1995, when the new Whitehorse General Hospital was built, a state of the art...Read More
“Reduced Dosing Schedules for Gardasil® Vaccination for Grade 6 girls” in British Columbia is a recent study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, and the BC...Read More
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