Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care
The Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) in Ontario is partnering with ISMP Canada for 3 years to support long-term care homes in strengthening medication safety.
This initiative will help address recommendations from the Gillese Inquiry, including strengthening medication management to deter and detect intentional and unintentional harm in homes.
ISMP Canada is providing tools and support to long-term care Homes in 4 key areas.Get Involved / Contact Us
Areas of Support for Long-Term Care
Tools and Support
Build knowledge and ability to take actionStart now
Use QI methods to understand and improve medication processesStart now
Use incident analysis to understand key risks at the home and target actions for improvementStart now
Measuring and Evaluating
Use tools/indicators to help target actions for improvement and evaluate progressStart now
Resident and Family Engagement
Engaging residents is essential to increasing medication safety and this initiative aims to support you, with resources and education, to do so authentically.Start now
ISMP Canada is pleased to announce that 10 Champion Homes have been selected to advance the Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care initiative!Start now
New Opportunity – Become a Medication Safety Trailblazer!
ISMP Canada is pleased to launch up to 100 Trailblazer Homes with the tools, facilitation, and coaching that have successfully supported the great medication safety work of the Champion Homes over the past year.
Interested in making a commitment at your home for improving medication safety by joining a provincial collaborative to learn and test improvements with the help of experts?Start now
Home Improvement Stories
Learn from Champion and Trailblazer Homes as they share details about their projects and improvement stories throughout the Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care Initiative.Start Now
Views expressed are the views of ISMP Canada and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province
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