National MedRec Webinars
September 9th, 2014 - Using technology to support MedRec: Two hospitals, two approaches.
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
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- Andrew Liu, HBSc., BSc.Phm., RPh., Clinical Manager, Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Toronto East General Hospital, ON.
- Josianne Gauthier, B. Pharm, M. Sc Pharm, CRE, Clinical Pharmacist and Team leader of Medication Reconciliation Implementation, Whitehorse General Hospital, YT.
Purpose of the Call:
Two hospitals will describe how they 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.
Specifically they will describe:
- How their respective technologies support MedRec processes
- The perceived/demonstrated benefits and challenges with the of use of technology
- Lessons learned when transitioning to eMedRec
Past Safer Healthcare Now! 2014 Webinars
May 6th, 2014 - Safety, Sleuthing and Students: A Novel Collaborative MedRec Even
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
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.