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The Layers of Practice
Pharmacy Site Requirements
The pharmacy practice site can greatly influence pharmacy professionals’ ability to provide quality care. Adequate space, equipment, lighting, and resources are just a few of the site requirements that enable pharmacy professionals to practice effectively and safely.
Legislation, standards of practice, guidelines, and joint statements of practice that the College developed in collaboration with other health professions help to guide pharmacists in providing quality pharmacy care.
Pharmacists and pharmacy managers assess pharmacy site requirements and practice support through the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Self-Assessment and regular onsite inspection process.
Maintaining competence within our dynamic healthcare system requires pharmacists to upgrade their knowledge and skills through continuing professional development (CPD). Pharmacists in Manitoba rely on the College Learning Portfolio System to assist them in planning for, participating in, and reflecting on their CPD. The self-assessment component of the learning portfolio assists pharmacists in identifying their learning needs. Our regular on-site inspections provide an additional opportunity for pharmacists to identify learning needs.
Continuous Quality Improvement
Our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiative involves examining pharmacy processes to identify and learn from inefficiencies and medication incidents to improve patient care and safety. Understanding patient needs and expectations is part of this examination. We cannot overstate the importance of the patient’s role in making decisions about their healthcare.
Safety Improvement in Quality (Safety IQ) is a standardized continuous quality improvement (CQI) program. Its elements include reporting, analyzing, documenting, and shared learning from medication incidents and near-miss events to improve patient safety.Learn more
Pharmacy Compounding Standards
Stay informed about the on-going updates to the standards for sterile and non-sterile compounding.Learn more