Fatal Overdoses of N-Acetylcysteine Highlight the Role of Community Pharmacy in Reducing Risk of Medication Harm

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In several countries including Canada, acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of liver failure that results in permanent injuries, transplants, and death. But a recent ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin highlighting two fatal overdoses of N-acetylcysteine, the antidote to acetaminophen overdose, underscores the continuum of risk patients face with acetaminophen use. Community pharmacists have a key role […]

ISMP Canada Launches New CCCEP-Accredited Pediatric Medication Safety eLearning Module

Keeping Pediatric Patients Safe: Pediatric Safety Considerations for Community Pharmacists is the latest eLearning module developed by ISMP Canada. This five-part CCCEP-accredited e-Learning program will provide community pharmacists the fundamentals of assessing pediatric prescriptions, doing common calculations, identifying, and managing high-risk areas in their practice, as well as effectively educating patients and caregivers. Co-designed with […]

“Press Play on Safety Conversations” for CPSW 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed and exacerbated gaps in the safety and quality or healthcare in Canada. As the pandemic wears on, healthcare providers like you are facing increased stress, burnout, and resource scarcity, increasing the risk of patient harm. Older adults in particular face systemic barriers to safe and effective care. Canadian Patient Safety Week […]