Program Resources and Updates

Latest AIMS Bulletin

Taking AIMS: the AIMS Response Team Bulletin for the Pharmacy Profession in Ontario (September 2019)
The first independent expert bulletin that provides a preliminary analysis of medication incidents and near misses recorded in the platform from February 2018 to May 2019.

Reports and Bulletins
Training Resources
  • AIMS Program e-Training
    All pharmacy staff must complete the AIMS Program e-training, available within the AIMS Pharmapod platform. Effective use of the AIMS Program requires pharmacy staff to have a full understanding of the program and how to use the tools available. The six training modules together take less than an hour to do, with visual slides and a few questions to test understanding. They do not need to be completed at one time – the system will automatically save the place where the user was last.
  • Pharmacy Safety Self-Assessment User Guide
    Overview and guide for completion of the Pharmacy Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA), which the pharmacy must complete for the first time by December 31, 2021.
Medication Incident Resources
  • Dispensing Error Incident Form
    Pharmacy professionals must use the AIMS platform to record medication events and can use the pharmacy-level fields to record identifiable information (i.e. prescription number, prescriber name, staff involved) for internal purposes in addition to the mandatory fields. The College does not have access to any of the pharmacy level fields. The Dispensing Error Incident Form is provided for pharmacies who may have need of another printable format to record details of a medication incident for internal purposes.
Pharmacy Connection Articles Related to AIMS
Updates/News Items
Background and Briefing Notes
About the AIMS logo

A new visual identity the College’s medication safety program, Assurance and Improvement in Medication Safety (AIMS) Program includes subtle references to the four aims of the program: Recording, documenting, analyzing, and sharing. The first and last letters, with a stylized treatment in colour, are a tribute to Andrew Sheldrick whose tragic passing has brought important public and professional attention to the need for medication error reporting in pharmacies throughout the country.

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