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EVALUATING LABEL AND PACKAGE DESIGN FOR SAFETY

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1 day workshop

Program Abstract
This workshop will teach participants about safety principles applicable to content and design of medication labels and how they are relevant to clinicians who are the end users of the product.

Participants will learn to evaluate manufacturer and in-house medication labels to identify potentially problematic designs. Safety strategies that can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of medication errors will be highlighted.

This is an interactive, small group workshop. The hands-on portion of the workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to evaluate manufacturer and in-house sample labels* from their practice settings.

*Participants are requested to bring 6-10 sample labels in current use in their organization for round table discussion (manufacturer and/or internally generated, such as compounding, IV admixture, etc.).

Learning Objective
On completion of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand safety principles that support the design of safe medication labels and packages;
  2. Learn about the importance of considering the end user and the environment of use; and
  3. Be able to apply learned principles and strategies for safe labelling in their practice setting.

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Location: ISMP Canada
Medication Safety Learning Centre
4711 Yonge Street, Suite 501
Toronto, ON, M2N 6K8
Cost: $500 plus applicable taxes (enrolment is limited to 8 attendees)
For registration information, please select the 'Registration' tab near the top of the screen.
Workshop Level: Basic: relevant safety principles and concepts will be explained
Suggested Audience:
  • Hospitals: pharmacy directors, managers, and supervisors, pharmacy buyers or purchasing technicians, medication safety specialists, patient safety and quality personnel
  • Specialty compounding pharmacies
  • Commercial compounders
  • Group purchasing organizations
  • Health product label and package designers
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       Medication Safety Learning Centre
       4711 Yonge Street
       (Procter and Gamble building)
       Toronto, Ontario
       M2N 6K8

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Cancellation Policy
Notice of all cancellations must be provided in writing at least 7 days prior to the event. A $75 administration fee will apply to all refunds. There are no refunds for registrants who cancel after the cancellation deadline.

Registrants may postpone attendance to a future workshop however a $75 administration fee will apply if notice of postponement is received less than 7 days prior to the event.

ISMP Canada reserves the right to cancel or reschedule workshops. In the event of a cancellation, fees paid will be credited towards a future workshop, or fully refunded.

For additional information, call 1-866-544-7672 ext. 0 (416-733-3131 ext.0) or email to education@ismp-canada.org
     

EVALUATING LABEL AND PACKAGE DESIGN FOR SAFETY

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1 day workshop

Valentina Jelincic, RPh
Pharmacist Consultant
ISMP Canada

Valentina has been a consultant with ISMP Canada for over 13 years and has been a manager in the pharmacy department at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto since 2013. She has worked in the public and private sectors as a consultant, including with professional and non-profit associations.

She has over 25 years of practice in teaching hospitals, ranging from clinical pharmacist to pharmacy administrator. Her experience includes pharmaceutical product selection, formulary review and approval; clinical pharmacy practice; interdisciplinary strategic and project planning; procedure development; drug utilization management; implementation of new hospital programs; and budget development, control, and analysis. Her work has also included writing and editing of educational and healthcare materials, such as symposium proceedings, hospital clinical manuals, and medication safety articles. She has also published in the research literature and has edited English translations of medical articles and dossiers.

Valentina's work with ISMP Canada has involved the development and support of various safety initiatives, including many of the Medication Safety Self-Assessment tools, teaching FMEA and RCA to hospital practitioners, participation in the neuromuscular blocking agent labelling and packaging initiatives, work on Health Canada’s Look-Alike/Sound-Alike guidance, and leading the oncology LASA project with TALLman recommendations. Val is pleased to have worked with Kim on the safe labelling and packaging of medications, a project that relates to the daily activities of almost every healthcare practitioner.

Ambika Sharma, RPh, PharmD, BScPhm, HBSc
Medication Safety Analyst
ISMP Canada

Ambika is a graduate from the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy's Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPhm) and Post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programs.

Ambika joined ISMP Canada during her final PharmD rotation, which fostered a keen interest in medication safety and the important role of pharmacists in promoting safe medication practices. She continues to work with ISMP Canada as a Medication Safety Analyst, and has been involved in a variety of initiatives. Current projects include: labelling and packaging initiatives with key stakeholders; coordination of SafeMedicationUse.ca newsletters for consumers; the white paper project to optimize effective sharing and learning from medication incidents; and educational workshops, such as "Best Possible Medication History Training for Pharmacy Technicians" and "Label and Package Design".

Contact Us

Mail:
ISMP Canada
4711 Yonge Street, Suite 501
Toronto, ON M2N 6K8
Email:
education@ismp-canada.org
Phone:
416–733–3131 ext.0
Toll Free:
1–866–544–7672 ext.0
Fax:
416–733–1146

Directions to ISMP Canada

4711 Yonge Street
(Procter & Gamble building)

On entry to the building, check in with Security to obtain a visitor ID badge (next to the lobby elevators).

We are located in the Procter & Gamble Building - 4711 Yonge Street - North of the 401 on the East side of Yonge Street, South of Sheppard Avenue.

(416-733-3131 - ISMP Canada)

Driving Directions:

Note that parking is NOT available in the Procter & Gamble Building. Indoor paid parking is available at the Hullmark Centre (Yonge and Anndale – enter via Anndale).

Transit:

We are located on the "Yonge Line" - please get off at the Sheppard Station.