Winnipeg, MB, August 14, 2017 – A new medication incident reporting program aimed at shared learning on ways to prevent recurring medication errors is being launched to improve patient safety and result in better health outcomes for Manitobans. The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (the College), in partnership with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) and SafetyNET Rx, is launching a year-long pilot of a province-wide program where community pharmacists report, review and share learnings about why medication errors occur and how they can be prevented.
“We all have a role to play in improving patient safety,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen. “I commend the College of Pharmacists for their leadership in introducing this pilot project as a mechanism for continuous improvement for community pharmacies.”
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