Medication Safety Culture

Nov. 30, 2017

Toronto, ON


Going beyond the numbers: Using incident reports to assess medication safety culture

This workshop teaches healthcare professionals how to use medication incident reporting as an indicator to monitor patient safety culture within their organization. Participants will learn fundamental principles of medication incident reporting and patient safety culture. These concepts will be integrated to introduce a novel tool called the Medication Safety Cultural Indicator Matrix (MedSCIM), which is a Qualitative Assessment Scale (QAS). MedSCIM was developed to measure patient safety culture in healthcare settings. This interactive workshop uses hands-on activities to teach participants how to use MedSCIM. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be confident using MedSCIM to support a positive patient safety culture.

Participants will be asked to bring in 10 – 20 medication incidents (de-identified) from their practice site to use in the hands-on activities. Through the application of the MedSCIM, participants will have the opportunity to integrate their learning through hands-on analysis and interpretation of incidents from their own practices.

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