Practice Resources

  The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (formerly known as the “Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association”) continues to adapt the content on in order to reflect the December 2006 Pharmaceutical Act, implemented January 1, 2014. The documents on the website with “Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association” or “MPhA” have not been updated and may not be consistent with the current legislation. Questions on this content can be directed to the College office.


Orientation to the New Practice Framework Manual
Understanding Drug Schedules
Health Canada Advisories

Ebola Virus Disease:

FIP Ebola Virus Disease: Information for the pharmacy workforce
Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors - Public Health, Ebola

Healthy Canadians - What do health professionals need to know about Ebola?

Canadian Pharmacist's Letter - Ebola Facts

Medical Assistance in Dying

Newsletter and Friday Five articles:

Vaccine Schedules [Originally published in the June 7, 2013, Friday Five]
Prescription and refill expiry [ Originally published in the May 10, 2013, Friday Five]
Disclosure of personal health information [Page 4 of the Spring 2013 Newsletter]
Exercising your professional judgement [ Page 5 of the Spring 2013 Newsletter ]
Proper handling of medication incidents [Page 8 of the Spring 2013 Newsletter]
Forgeries [Page 5 of the Summer 2013 Newsletter]
Preparing for Inspection/Quality Assurance Program [December 2012 Newsletter]

Opioid Resources

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba recognizes the need for appropriate tools to be available to pharmacists when managing patients with pain.  It is the responsibility of pharmacists to ensure that opioids are dispensed in a responsible manner, with patient safety taking the highest priority.  Pharmacists may also wish to provide resources to their patients to assist them in contributing to treatment decisions and we have listed some of those references as well.  

Opioid resources for Pharmacists:

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain – consists of treatment roadmaps for best prescribing practices.

CADTH Pain Evidence Bundle - includes evidence-based resources for pain management. The website also offers a database with peer-reviewed articles in pain management.  

CADTH Opioid Evidence Bundle - provides resources for opioid use, misuse, harms and alternatives. 

ISMP – Opioid Stewardship -  opioid infographic and essential skills info sheet for prescribers

Fentanyl – Government of Manitoba -  information on take-home naloxone distribution program

Government of Canada – Help stop opioid overdoses – opioid information and services

Government of Canada – Action on Opioids – outlines role that Canadian government has taken to manage the opioid crisis in Canada

Methadone for Pain in Palliative Care - This course was created for physicians wishing to improve their knowledge in methadone prescribing for pain management in palliative care. The course will also be of interest to pharmacists and nurses who are monitoring and assessing patients on methadone. 

Resources to be provided for Patients:

ISMP – Opioid Stewardship – opioid info handout for patients and families Newsletter – Opioids – Be an Informed Consumer - provides useful information for patients.  It has video series called Question Opioids which is intended to provide information to patients to make decisions regarding their use of opioids.

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba - Contains information for patients who want to get help. Lists services that the organization provides.

CPhM resources

Opioid Replacement Therapy Guidelines for Manitoba Pharmacists

Guidelines for Pharmacists Selling Naloxone as a Schedule II Drug and additional naloxone resources

Patient Safety:

Learn to be Safe - Medication Safety: A Guide for Pharmacists
Fall Prevention Pamphlet 
Manitoba has an Apology Act - Learn more about it!
Apology Act
Safety Alert: Risks associated with Ophthalmic Anesthetics

Questions documents:

Frequently Asked Questions: Implementation of the December 2006 Pharmaceutical Act
[Released in the March 28, 2014, Friday Five]
Q & A on the Regulations to the December 2006 Pharmaceutical Act 
FAQ's - Out of Province Prescriptions and Prescribers [Updated and posted February 28, 2014]

WRHA Safe Handling of Hazardous Medication – Reference Documents

Dispensing Chemotherapy for Use in the Home
WRHA & CCMB on Safe Handling Policy
WRHA Hazardous Medication List
Enteral Dosage Forms of Hazardous Medications
Checklist for Clinical Verification of Cancer Drug Prescriptions
Oral Chemotherapy Checklist Feedback Survey