National MedRec Webinars
May 6th, 2014 - Safety, Sleuthing and Students: A Novel Collaborative MedRec Event
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
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- Dr. Arun Verma, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty member
- Dr. Judith Soon, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty member
- Dr. Nick Petropolis, BC Fraser Health Authority physician
Purpose of the Call:
1. Describe the process of developing an undergraduate MedRec IPE Event involving > 480 senior Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing students;
2. Explain the logistics of conducting the event in multiple venues and urban/remote locations;
3. Discuss the successes and challenges of communicating MedRec patient safety concepts through this process; and
4. Describe future opportunities for enhancing undergraduate MedRec training in an interprofessional environment.
April 8th, 2014- Making a PDiF-ference - Results of the Pharmacy Discharge Facilitator Initiative for high-risk medical inpatients.
Colleen Cameron, Clinical Pharmacist at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario will:
1. Provide background information about the PDiF initiative, outcomes and key lessons learned.
2. Identify how one organization addressed the obstacles patients face with respect to safe medication management after they are discharged from hospital
3. Challenge all health care providers to incorporate discharge medication reconciliation into their assessment from the day of admission throughout the patients' hospital stay.
4. Challenge pharmacists to expand their role in discharge medication reconciliation.
March 25th, 2014 - Continuing the circle of care: MedRec in the Community
Ann Nickerson (Pharmacist) and Michelle Anglehart (Clinical Nurse Specialist) Moncton NB AND Colleen Stoecklein (Clinical Educator) and Liz Moran- Murray (Pharmacist) Saskatoon, SK will:
1. Demonstrate the timeline for the development of a provincial bilingual medication reconciliation form and process
2. Identify how technology provided an avenue for a multi-site team collaboration
3. Distinguish the key elements in a provincial bilingual medication reconciliation form
1. Share how they developed a nurse driven, paper-based MedRec program to support home care clients in medication management.
2. Outline their current MedRec process
3. Showcase their current Med Rec/BPMH form and data collection form for the audit process.
February 11th, 2014 - Partnering with our patients - Engaging patients, families and caregivers in MedRec to achieve the best and safest care
Teams from Saskatchewan Sunrise Health Region's Champion Your Health Team, Ontario North Bay Regional Health Centre and Alberta Health Services Provincial MedRec Team discussed:
- successful strategies and approaches to engage patients and caregivers in MedRec
- how teams effectively dialogue with patients and their caregivers on the benefits of having an accurate medication list
- the development of paper and electronic tools and resources created for patients and their caregivers to create and maintain their medication lists.
January 14th, 2014 - Got Med Wreck? Targeted Repairs from the Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS)
Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Schnipper:
- Provide an overview of the MARQUIS toolkit components, informed by medication reconciliation best practices, designed to help hospitals improve the quality of their medication reconciliation processes
- Preview the preliminary results of the MARQUIS study in order to understand the effects of a mentored quality improvement intervention on medication reconciliation errors
- Discuss lessons learned from study sites that have implemented the MARQUIS program and how they might be applied to Canadian hospitals, including an exploration of barriers to implementation and how to overcome them
- Make the case for provinces, health systems, and hospitals to invest in medication reconciliation quality improvement efforts, and why physicians need to play a major role in these efforts
December 10, 2013 - Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month: Results and Future Direction
- Review the results of the Canadian MedRec Audit Month
- Discuss lessons learned from the audit month — strengths and areas for improvement
- Suggest future value of audits and audit tools for your organization
- Gather ideas about how to improve the quality of MedRec at admission
November 12, 2013 - Moving From Paper To Electronic Medication Reconciliation
Listen to Dr. Andre Kushniruk, PhD, Professor at the School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria and Dr. Elizabeth Borycki, RN, PhD, Associate Professor at the School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria :
1. Discuss the results of the pan-Canadian survey of existing practices with respect to the use of technology to support Medication Reconciliation (MedRec)
2. Describe the steps and considerations for transitioning to electronic MedRec (eMedRec)
3. Identify factors that support and impede successful migration of paper MedRec to eMedRec.
4. Discuss the lessons learned from research and other organizations.
5. Introduce the toolkit to support healthcare providers in making a safe and effective transition from paper MedRec to eMedRec.
October 1, 2013 - Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month
Listen to Jennifer Turple (ISMP Canada), Geoff Schierbeck, (Quality Consultant, Interior Health, BC) and Beatrice Patton, (Patient Safety Pharmacist, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, MB):
1. Introduce the quality audit month
2. Describe front line experience with using audit tool and key learning
3. Respond to questions about the tool and the audit month
For more information view the Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month One-Page Summary: English, French
September 10, 2013 - Improving Efficiencies in Medication Reconciliation - The McGill Story
Listen to Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University:
1. Discuss the challenges in improving medication reconciliation
2. Describe what has been learned from IT
3. Describe the assets to enable more efficient IT in medication reconciliation in Canada
The webinar discusses the reconciliation of community and hospital drugs at discharge, facilitated by electronic retrieval of community drug lists, and optimizing information exchange on medication use between hospitals and community partners (physicians and pharmacists) reduce the risk of ADEs and hospital re-admissions in the 30 days post-discharge?
June 18, 2013 - A Novel Tool to Assess the Quality of Admission MedRec Processes
Listen to Jennifer Turple (ISMP Canada) and Alex Titeu (Safer Healthcare Now! Central Measurement (Patient Safety Metrics)):
- briefly describe the need for improved quality of admission MedRec processes
- introduce the use of a national quality audit tool which allow teams to collect patient level data on specific admission MedRec quality determinants (for acute care and long-term care based MedRec)
- demonstrate how this data can be easily submitted and analyzed through the Patient Safety Metrics system
MedRec - A Panel Discussion with Physicians
Dr. Robin Walker, Dr. Hilary Adams, Dr. Clint Torok-Both will discuss:
- Strategies to engage physicians in medication reconciliation
- The benefits of medication reconciliation from the perspective of physicians
- Physician roles in the medication reconciliation process
Medication Reconciliation - Recent changes introduced by Accreditation Canada
Heather Howley a Health Services Research Specialist in Program Development from Accreditation Canada will:
1. Review the changes in Accreditation Canada expectations for implementing MedRec beginning in 2014.
2. Overview of changes to the ROP structure, for Medication Reconciliation ROPs in the leadership and service-based standards.
3. Direct organizations to additional information, resources, and support.
Making a Case for Medication Reconciliation in Primary Care - February 12, 2013
Dr. Karen Hall Barber, Sherri Elms, and Danyal Martin from the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University discussed how they were able to:
- Raise awareness about medication safety issues - specifically medication reconciliation - in primary care.
- Highlight the need for better communication and connectivity between hospitals, pharmacies, and primary care. (And how we can help each other.)
- Suggest that primary care take on a leadership role in medication safety - we can (and should!) "own" the list.
- Stress the importance of medication reconciliation as a continuous, interdisciplinary, and collaborative activity.
The Stepping Stones to MedRec Success - January 22, 2013
Learn how to London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) staff Sandy Jensen, Nadia Facca and Pam Andress described:
1. The challenging elements of MedRec implementation in one of Canada's largest, acute care teaching hospitals
2. How LHSC overcame these challenges by focusing on interdisciplinary collaboration
3. How LHSC is evaluating and sustaining the process
Download LHSC tools and forms:
Engaging Physicians in Medication Reconciliation
Learn how Dr. Nathan Neufeld and Dr. Kayode Williams from the Johns Hopkins Blaustein Pain Treatment Center were able to:
- Change culture and engage physicians using positive reinforcement
- Successfully introduce models on increasing compliance, and
- Sustain results of change implementation
Although this presentation focuses on experience in an ambulatory care setting; the concept used is universal and can be incorporated into any unit, in any type of healthcare facility/agency.
Sharing Ontario's Central Community Care and Access Centre's Success Story
Learn how Mary Burello from Central CCAC and Lisa Sever from Community York Central Hospital, were able to develop a Medication Management Support Services in Ontario's Central CCAC for medication reconciliation. This session objectives include
- Understand what Medication Management Support Services is in Central CCAC and who is eligible
- Define and quantify medication issues that occur between the hospital and home environment
- Define and quantify medication issues that occur between the hospital and home environment
- Share key processes that drive success
The webinar is based on experience from Ontario's Central LHIN
ISMP Canada MedRec Education/Training
BPMH Training for Pharmacy Technicians
Understanding the hospital pharmacy technician's role in the medication reconciliation process.
This one-day workshop is designed to provide hospital pharmacy technicians with an overview of medication reconciliation. There will be a specific focus on the importance of the Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) within the medication reconciliation process and participants will learn how to conduct a BPMH interview and document the necessary components of a BPMH.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Explain the role of medication reconciliation as it effects patient care
Understand where and how medication reconciliation takes place
Understand the role of the BPMH at all care transitions
Describe the process of completing a BPMH
Understand the benefits and limitations to the various sources of a patient's medication information.
|Location:||ISMP Canada Medication Learning Centre|
4711 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
|Cost:||$400 + HST (enrolment is limited to 8 attendees)|
|Time:||9 am to 5 pm|
|Audience:||Pharmacy technicians working in acute care|
Session Dates and Registration:
If you would like to arrange a BPMH Training for Pharmacy Technicians workshop in your organization, please email email@example.com
Jump into MedRec - BPMH training for clinical staff
The Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) is the cornerstone of medication reconciliation.
At the end of the session, participants will have:
learned how to obtain a BPMH using a systematic process;
learned how to identify and document discrepancies;
practiced their skills in obtaining an efficient and accurate BPMH, using real-life exercises; and
gained sufficient knowledge, tools and resources to be able to apply the process in their own healthcare environments.
The content of the workshop is tailored to meet the needs of the participants and their respective healthcare sectors.
Who should attend?
Physicians, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Registered Nurses, and Registered Practical Nurses
Length: 3 hours
This program has been approved by the Ontario College of Pharmacists and awarded 3 CEUs
If you would like to arrange a BPMH Training session in your organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Access Web-Based MedRec Learning Modules
Queens University's Medication Reconciliation: A Learning Guide
Medication Reconciliation: A Learning Guide an online eLearning module created by Queens University to provide healthcare providers with the basic knowledge and understanding to successfully incorporate medication reconciliation in your daily practice as a team.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre's e-BPMH Training Package
This Sunnybrook created BPMH eLearning Training Package! facilitates the training of personnel involved in the collection of BPMHs and educates trainees on the importance of medication reconciliation in advancing patient safety.
Medication Reconciliation: Doing It Because It Is The Right Thing To Do
Medication Reconciliation: Doing It Because It Is The Right Thing To Do is an online CCCEP accredited eLearning module developed by ISMP Canada. This program provides pharmacists with practical information to understand medication reconciliation (MedRec) in the acute care setting and the role of patients and other healthcare providers in the process. (registration required - complimentary).
MedRec Pharmacy Technicians: simply indispensable
MedRec Pharmacy Technicians: simply indispensable is a CE accredited continuing education program developed by ISMP Canada. This program defines the pharmacy technician.s scope of practice and role as it relates to MedRec.