Medication Safety Resources
Below are medication safety resources designed for the public. More will be added as they are available.
Community Pharmacy Professionals Advancing Safety in Saskatchewan (COMPASS) is a standardized continuous quality improvement (CQI) program specific to Saskatchewan community pharmacies. The COMPASS program is set to launch on December 1, 2017, and includes safety-related tools for anonymous reporting of medication incidents, proactive review of pharmacy processes and documentation of improvement plan development and monitoring.
The strength of the COMPASS program comes from Saskatchewan community pharmacies contributing to a national database called Community Pharmacy Incident Reporting (CPhIR)—a system for shared learning, the ability to proactively identify potential safety issues through the Medication Safety Self-Assessment (MSSA), and that the tools and processes are provided and supported by ISMP Canada, which is a safety-focused, evidence-based national organization.
SafeMedicationUse.ca Newsletters and Alerts
On the right side of the screen is a list of SafeMedicationUse.ca newsletters and alerts for consumers. You can read the information online or there is an option if you would like to subscribe to receive the bulletins or newsletters directly to your email account.
SafeMedicationUse.ca Safety Tips
List of SafeMedicationUse.ca safety information, brochures and videos.
5 Questions to Ask about your Medications
5 questions to help consumers and their caregivers start a conversation about medications to improve communications with their health care provider.
Melissa Sheldrick, Patient Safety Advocate
Melissa's 8-year-old son died as a result of a medication error in Ontario. She has since become a patient safety advocate.