Implementing MedRec at Horizon Health Network
At Horizon Health Network (Horizon), the Patient Safety Consultants: Diane Beaulieu (Saint John), John Glidden (Miramichi), Paula Pickard (Fredericton), and Melissa Stark (Moncton) are ambassadors for patient safety in their respective areas. They are passionate in assisting staff and teams with the implementation of medication reconciliation (MedRec). As a means to maintain the momentum for MedRec, they acknowledge and commend the staff for their hard work and dedication with this patient safety initiative. They recognize that quality MedRec can be unsuccessful if it is not kept at the forefront. However through persistence and use of a quality improvement framework which includes conducting small tests of change, constant monitoring, and evaluation - MedRec processes are becoming established and embedded in Horizon's organizational culture.
Toolkit for Safe Implementation of Insulin Pens
Insulin safety is a key priority nationally for healthcare organizations, the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) Canada and provincial governments. There is a growing interest in the adoption of insulin pens in the hospital setting as a means to improve insulin administration safety and ensure continuity of insulin product use by the patient from the community to the hospital setting and at discharge.