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COMPASS

COMPASS stands for Community Pharmacy Professionals Advancing Safety in Saskatchewan.

Community Pharmacies are safe

Patients can be confident that Saskatchewan pharmacies are safe. SCPP is implementing the COMPASS program in Saskatchewan to ensure all community pharmacy staff members were meeting the required standard for safety and excellence within our community pharmacies.

How does COMPASS advance safety?

The COMPASS program provides the tools for community pharmacy staffs to report incidents, identify issues, and make improvements to ensure there is a culture of safety within community pharmacies.

All incidents will be reported to a national database so that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will benefit from shared learning.

How you can help advance medication safety……patients should always KNOW! CHECK! ASK!

Before taking or administering any medication always:

  • KNOW how to take or administer medication
  • CHECK the label and printed information for accuracy and to make sure you understand what you are taking
  • ASK - never hesitate or be embarrassed to ask about anything you don’t understand

 

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.



Documents

  5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications

  Medication Safety - A Short Guide for Patients

 

Websites

  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. 

 

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