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ACP updates drug error management learning modules

February 17, 2021

New format is mobile-friendly and allows easier access.

As part of ACP’s continuing effort to help you put preventive and corrective measures into place in your pharmacy before problems arise, the college has updated the learning modules for the Systems Approach for Quality Assurance for Pharmacy Practice: A Framework for Mitigating Risk. This drug error management resource has been available on the ACP website and was originally designed together with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP).

To make the learning modules more accessible and easier to consume, the five sections have been reformatted into YouTube videos. Links are available on the ACP website, or the videos can be found on the ACP YouTube channel.

Please ensure that you are familiar with the drug incident management policies and procedures in your practice. As a reminder, licensees must ensure that a quality assurance program is in place to address drug incidents and drug errors. Licensees must complete a quarterly review of drug incidents and errors with their staff, including near misses. Sample templates are available on the drug error management page.

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