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.Register Now (NOTE: registration will close when 100 Homes have registered)
New Opportunity – Become a Medication Safety Trailblazer!
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) is pleased to announce that the Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care initiative is moving into an exciting NEW phase!
We are now launching 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.
Registration is free and limited to the first 100 homes to register!
The goal of the Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care initiative is to reduce harm associated with medication management errors within Long-Term Care (LTC) in Ontario. This is a 3-year initiative funded by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care.
1The Strengthening Medication Safety in LTC Initiative is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care. Views expressed are the views of ISMP Canada and do not necessarily reflect the views of the province.
2 ISMP Canada’s Medication Safety Self-Assessment for Long-Term Care, 2021
"As one of the 10 Champion Homes in the Strengthening Medication Safety in Long-Term Care initiative, our team applied quality improvement tools and took a deep dive into medication reconciliation finding paths to improvements. By analyzing what goes on behind the scenes, we identified and tested safer and more efficient ways to support resident safety. The project has brought the entire team together, allowing us to question and learn from each other."
One of our successes in the initiative is resident and family engagement through the representation of resident(s) and family member(s) in our medication safety meetings; and utilizing the “What Matters To You” model in our medication safety program. Asking what matters helps healthcare teams to further understand what is important to our residents.
“I have enjoyed getting to know about pills and how they're handled, and I think everyone should get to know how. Every home should be learning this.”
Contact LTC@ismpcanada.ca for any questions or concerns.
Trailblazer Home Medication Safety Indicator Instruction Book:
Trailblazer Home Worksheet 1 – Core Indicators:
Word version: TrailblazerHomes.Worksheet1.CoreIndicators.Ver1.docx
PDF version: TrailblazerHomes.Worksheet1.CoreIndicators.Ver1.pdf
Excel/spreadsheet version: TrailblazerHomes.Worksheet1.CoreIndicators.Ver1.xlsx
Trailblazer Home Resident and Family Engagement Survey
Survey: Resident and Family Engagement Survey
Results Tracker: Trailblazer Resident and Family Sample Survey Results Tracker
Trailblazer Home Worksheet 2 – Optional Indicators:
Word version: TrailblazerHomes.Worksheet2.OptionalIndicators.Ver1.docx
PDF version: TrailblazerHomes.Worksheet2.OptionalIndicators.Ver1.pdf
Excel/spreadsheet version: TrailblazerHomes.Worksheet2.OptionalIndicators.Ver1.xlsx
Trailblazer Home Getting Started Kit
Trailblazer Project Streams
Trailblazer homes are invited to participate in one or more of the following project streams based on the identified priorities at their homes.