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Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS) Program
 
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ISMP Canada Activities for the CMIRPS:

The key partners in the development and implementation of CMIRPS are Health Canada, ISMP Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and with recent support from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI).

Contact us by sending an email message to cmirps@ismp-canada.org or call 416-733-3131 or toll free: 1-866-544-7672.

Purpose of the CMIRPS

The purposes of the CMIRPS program are to:

  • Coordinate the capture, analysis and dissemination of information on medication incidents;
  • Enhance the safety of the medication use system for Canadians; and
  • Support the effective use of resources through the reduction of potential or actual harm caused by preventable medication incidents.

The goals of the CMIRPS information system are to:

  • Collect data on medication incidents;
  • Facilitate the implementation of reporting of medication incidents;
  • Facilitate the development and dissemination of timely, targeted information designed to reduce the risk of medication incidents (e.g. ISMP Canada Safety Bulletins); and
  • Facilitate the development and dissemination of information on best practices in safe medication use systems.
Evaluation of ISMP Canada Activities
Bulletins

ISMP Canada Safety Bulletins are designed to disseminate timely, targeted information to reduce the risk of medication incidents. The purpose of the bulletins is to confidentially share the information received about medication incidents which have occurred and to suggest medication system improvement strategies for enhancing patient safety. The bulletins will also share alerts and warnings specific to the Canadian market place.

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Background Information on the CMIRPS

In the fall of 2000, an invitational workshop was co-hosted by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) and Health Canada’s Bureau of Licensed Product Assessment (BLPA) to address a number of key questions related to medication incident reporting and prevention. The workshop led to the creation of a national coalition of stakeholders – the Canadian Coalition on Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention (CCMIRP). This coalition led the creation of a business plan for the development and implementation of a national medication incident reporting and prevention system.

In the fall of 2003, funding for the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS) was secured. Funding for the CMIRPS is being made available through the signing of Contribution Agreements between Health Canada and CIHI, and between Health Canada and ISMP Canada.

CMIRPS Web site

ISMP Canada is pleased to announce that CMIRPS Web site has been officially launched.

This new Web site 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.

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

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