MEDICATION SAFETY SELF-ASSESSMENT: FOCUS ON NEVER EVENTS
Join your colleagues in improving patient safety by understanding
and preventing medication-related never events!
National Snapshot - January to March 2020
Medication-related errors are a major cause of preventable harm to patients in hospital and long-term care residents every day across Canada. “Never events” are patient safety incidents that result in serious harm or death, and that can be prevented by using organizational checks and balances.
ISMP Canada and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute collaborated with partners across the country over the past year to develop and successfully pilot a tool for health care leaders to use to prevent medication-related never events. The Medication Safety Self-Assessment: Focus on Never Events has been updated based on feedback from the pilot and there are now 2 programs:
We’re looking for at least 100 teams (60 acute care and 40 long-term care) to complete the MSSA-Never Events for their practice site between January and March 2020.
Why participate in this national snapshot?
What else do I need to know?
For more information about never events in health care, see the Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada Report
Help us reach our goal of 100 facilities! Register now:
Focus on "Never Events" in Long-Term Care