Empowering Older Adults to Use Medication Safely

The following resources enable pharmacists to educate older adults on safe medication use. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) created three presentation templates for pharmacists to use in community outreach initiatives to empower older adults to use medications safely. Pharmacy professionals can use these slide decks and supporting resources in partnership with assisted living or seniors organizations to demonstrate how older adults can work with their pharmacist or other healthcare provider to keep themselves safe when using medication(s).

These presentations were made possible with the generous support of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS) via the Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiatives Grant.


Share Your Experience with Us

The College appreciates feedback on initiatives and resources like this one. After presenting any of the education sessions below, please ask your audience members to fill out this short evaluation form: Participant Feedback Form

Submitting these forms to the College will help us evaluate our current resources and provides a foundation for future initiatives. Please submit the completed forms to feedback@cphm.ca. 

To share your feedback on your presentation experience, or on the materials or resources, please complete the following short electronic survey: Age-Friendly Pharmacy Practice - Community Outreach

If you would like more information on how you can support older adults in safe medication use, please visit the MIPS website: http://mips.ca/hp-learn-to-be-safe-a-guide-for-pharmacists.html 

Presentations

Preventable Adverse Drug Events: Focus on Drug-Drug Interactions

This presentation introduces your audience to drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and what they can do to prevent harm from DDIs. Template slides are included at the end of the slide deck if you would like to adapt the presentation.

For additional information on DDIs, please review the Resolving Drug-Drug Interactions presentation for pharmacy professionals found at the following link: https://www.cphm.ca/site/pharmacy_practice 

Presentation:  Preventable Adverse Drug Events: Focus on Drug-Drug Interactions
Feedback Form: Participant Feedback Form - Please submit audience feedback to feedback@cphm.ca 
Supporting Resources:


Preventing Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use as We Age

This presentation introduces your audience to potentially inapropriate medication (PIM) use and the steps they can take to prevent this type of medication incident. You can adapt this presentation as needed.

For additional information about PIM, please review the Multi-Incident Analysis on Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults presentation for pharmacy professionals found at the following link: https://www.cphm.ca/site/pharmacy_practice 

Presentation:  Preventing Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use as We Age
Feedback Form:  Participant Feedback Form Please submit audience feedback to feedback@cphm.ca 
Supporting Resources:


Safe Medication Use in Aging Patients

This presentation introduces your audience to the principles of safe medication use and will help them understand medication use risks and harm prevention. Template slides are included at the end of the slide deck if you would like to adapt the presentation.

For additional information on safe medication use for oder adults, please review the Safe Medication Use in Geriatrics presentation for pharmacy professionals found at the following link: https://www.cphm.ca/site/pharmacy_practice 

Presentation:  Safe Medication Use in Aging Patients
Feedback Form: Participant Feedback Form  - Please submit audience feedback to feedback@cphm.ca 
Supporting Resources: