Practicum in Medication Safety for International Practitioners
ISMP Canada is pleased to offer a Practicum in Medication Safety for International Practitioners. This program will be of interest to practicing nurses, pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare providers involved in medication management activities who are interested in further study of medication safety theory and practical applications.
Safe Medication practices are a concern for healthcare providers and institutions worldwide. ISMP Canada, a recognized global leader in the promotion and development of safe medication practices, feels it is important that practitioners anywhere in the world with an interest in this field have study opportunities available to them.
Although the program is geared towards an international audience, Canadian practitioners are welcome to enroll as well.
In order to derive the full benefit from this Practicum, applicants must be reasonably fluent in English - speaking, reading and writing.
Program participants will spend 4 weeks* Longer practicums can be accommodated. at ISMP Canada's office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will work directly with the Institute's safety experts. There will be one-on-one mentorship along with the opportunity to work on real world safety projects with ISMP Canada's interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, nurses and physicians. The program will enhance and expand current levels of understanding of medication safety principles, from both the theoretical and practical perspective.
Key Benefits of the Program:
Practitioners will work as part of ISMP Canada's interdisciplinary team, participating in incident analysis, solution development and knowledge transfer activities.
On completion of the program, participants will have:
During the program, opportunity will be provided to work with ISMP Canada team members on strategies to enhance medication safety practices in their home setting.
ISMP Canada will work to tailor the program to fit the participant's highest areas of interest and concern.
Participants may wish to visit healthcare organizations and facilities in the Greater Toronto Area similar to ones they practice in at home (e.g., hospitals) to study how Canadian institutions handle various medication safety issues. This is optional and available at an additional cost.
Intensive training in a particular area related to a specialized area of interest not normally covered by the program can be offered for an additional fee.
Contact ISMP Canada for fee details. Note that travel, lodging, meals and visa are the responsibility of the participant.
About ISMP Canada:
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada is an independent national not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement of medication safety in all healthcare settings. ISMP Canada works collaboratively with the healthcare community, regulatory agencies and policy makers, provincial, national and international patient safety organizations, the pharmaceutical industry and the public to promote safe medication practices. ISMP Canada's mandate includes analyzing medication incidents, making recommendations for the prevention of harmful medication incidents, and facilitating quality improvement initiatives. ISMP Canada is a founding member of the International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) and has worked on medication safety initiatives with the World Health Organization.
For more information about ISMP Canada, visit: www.ismp-canada.org
For more information about IMSN visit, http://www.intmedsafe.net/
About Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario. It is recognized as a world class city for medical and research institutions. The city is also consistently recognized as one of the most livable in the world, with many recreational opportunities to engage in during any available free time.
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