National MedRec Webinars
May 12, 2015 - Beyond the Audit: Measuring MedRec Processes for Quality Improvement
Kim Streitenberger, ISMP Canada, Maryanne D'Arpino, CPSI, Paula Pickard, Fredericton & Upper River Valley Area, John Thomas Glidden, Miramichi Area, Diane Beaulieu, Saint John Area and Alex Titeu, Central Measurement Team, Safer Healthcare Now! shared:
- Recap of aggregated MedRec audit month data that identifies potential opportunities for improvement
- Review quality improvement concepts as it relates to measuring for quality improvement
- Hear how Horizon Health team (NB) is using their data to improve MedRec processes
- Receive a tutorial on how to access your MedRec Quality Score run charts in Patient Safety Metrics.
March 31st, 2015 - Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month 2015 - Results
Jennifer Turple, ISMP Canada, Medication Safety Specialist will:
- Review the results of the Canadian MedRec Audit Month 2015
- Discuss lessons learned from the audit month - strengths and areas for improvement
- Gather ideas about how to improve the quality of MedRec at admission
February 10th, 2015 - Engaging with Clinicians by Creating Highly Adoptable Improvement: Relevance to Medication Reconciliation
Dr. Chris Hayes, Medical Officer, CPSI, Medical Director, Quality and Performance, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
January 6th, 2015 - February 2015 is MedRec Quality Audit Month: What You Need to Know to Participate
Jennifer Turple and Virginia Flintoft will provide information on:
- the importance of participating in MedRec Quality Audit Month
- how to participate in MedRec Quality Audit Month
- the use of the MedRec Quality Audit tool (i.e. who should use it and how)
- tips for proper use of the tool and the Patient Safety Metrics System
- where they can access MedRec Quality Audit Month tools and resources
November 18th, 2014 - Scaling up MedRec Measurement: Experiences from Alberta
Greg Duchscherer, Lynn Whitten, & Alim Amershi from Alberta Health Services will share:
- AHS' approach to measurement for improvement (MedRec)
- lessons learned throughout their measurement journey
- their approach to using data to drive change at the frontline
October 14th, 2014 - MedRec in Ambulatory Care: Highlights from the literature and one hospital's implementation efforts.
Lisa McCarthy, RPh PharmD MSc from Women's College Hospital will:
1. Share findings from a recently conducted scoping review about medication reconciliation in ambulatory care settings.
2. Describe how medication histories from community pharmacists can be used in institutional ambulatory clinics (MedIntegrate program).
3. Highlight lessons learned when developing processes for medication reconciliation that are applicable to all health systems.
September 9th, 2014 - Using technology to support MedRec: Two hospitals, two approaches.
Andrew Liu, Pharmacist at Toronto East General and Josianne Gauthier, Pharmacist at Whitehorse General Hospital will describe:
1. How their organizations have each implemented MedRec processes with the support of health information technology. Toronto East, a large urban hospital will describe how they use their hospital information system, Cerner, to support admission MedRec. Whitehorse General Hospital a 55 bed hospital will describe how Iatric Systems. software works with their hospital information system, Meditech, to support discharge MedRec.
2. How their respective technologies support MedRec processes
3. The perceived/demonstrated benefits and challenges with the of use of technology
4. Lessons learned when transitioning to eMedRec
May 6th, 2014 - Safety, Sleuthing and Students: A Novel Collaborative MedRec Event
Dr. Arun Verma, Dr. Judith Soon, and Dr.Nick Petropolis, from the University of British Columbia will:
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
Past 2006-2013 Webinars
To access a searchable list of all Safer Healthcare Now! MedRec webinars from 2006-2013, please click here.
ISMP Canada MedRec Education/Training
ISMP Canada offers workshops and training related to Medication Reconciliation including training specific to BPMH collection. More details on the educational opportunities.
Open Access Web-Based MedRec Learning Modules
NEW - Keeping patients safe with Medication Reconciliation: We all have a role to play
Keeping patients safe with Medication Reconciliation: We all have a role to play 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).
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.
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.