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A new medication safety resource has been created to help children and youth learn what questions they should ask when they receive medication from their health team. To be an active partner in your health, you need the right information to use your medications safely.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has teamed up with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP), and Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC), co-designed by children, caregivers, and providers to create a list of top questions to help children and their caregivers have a conversation about medications with their health team.

Use these five questions when you're:

  • Attending a doctor's appointment (e.g., family physician or specialist, dentist, optometrist)
  • Interacting with a community pharmacist
  • Leaving the hospital to go home
  • Visited by home care services

Are you a provider? Use this implementation guide when talking to children and their caregivers and please share 5 Questions to Ask About My Medicine for kids with your patients!

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