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6/26/2011 6:00 PM

​​Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System website launched 

A new website is now available with information on the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS), a collaborative program to reduce and prevent harmful medication incidents in Canada.

Health Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) are partnering to contribute information, tools and expertise in the prevention of harmful medication incidents.

The CMIRPS partner organizations support a safe medication use system for Canadians by:

  • Providing defined channels for the reporting of medication incidents by healthcare facilities, individual practitioners and consumers.
  • Analysing medication incident reports and making recommendations for risk mitigation activities.
  • Developing and broadly disseminating information on preventative measures and best practices for safe medication use, including prescribing, order communication, product labelling, packaging and nomenclature, compounding, dispensing, distribution, administration, and monitoring.
  • Working with stakeholders in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to address issues related to the naming, packaging and labelling of marketed products in Canada.

Visit the new CMIRPS website today for more information about the program and its partners.

In conjunction with CMIRPS, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has developed an innovative information-sharing resource to help you prevent and mitigate patient safety incidents. Global Patient Safety Alerts contains more than 700 patient safety incident advisories, alerts, and recommendations. Learn what works and share your own insights and solutions with healthcare providers, healthcare organizations, patients, and the public. For more information about Global Patient Safety Alerts visit www.globalpatientsafetyalerts.com