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Using the BPMH to reduce medication errors in home healthcare

How medication reconciliation adds value in community based patient care

Friday, September 27, 2019
1 day workshop

Program Abstract

This one-day workshop is designed to provide home health professionals with an overview of transition-related medication incidents and how medication reconciliation (MedRec) adds value in community based patient care.

There will be a specific focus on the importance of the Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) within the medication reconciliation process. Participants will learn how to conduct a BPMH interview and document the necessary components of a BPMH, and how to conduct a systematic review to enhance the safety of transitions to home from other levels of care.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe common transition-related medication errors and adverse drug events in the home
  2. Understand how MedRec enhances safety for patients
  3. Understand medication nomenclature
  4. Confidently perform the systematic process of collecting a BPMH
  5. Develop awareness of the roles of various health team members in resolving medication discrepancies
  6. Partner with patients to improve medication safety
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
ISMP Canada Learning Centre
4711 Yonge Street, Suite 501
Toronto, ON, M2N 6K8
$500 per person, 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:
Introductory: relevant safety principles and concepts will be explained
Nurses, care coordinators, community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, EMS professionals, and supervisors/managers working in home or community care

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       ISMP Canada
       Medication Safety Learning Centre
       4711 Yonge Street
       (Procter and Gamble building)
       Toronto, Ontario
       M2N 6K8

Registration will be confirmed within 10 days of receipt of payment.

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

Contact Us

ISMP Canada
4711 Yonge Street, Suite 501
Toronto, ON M2N 6K8
416–733–3131 ext.0
Toll Free:
1–866–544–7672 ext.0

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).


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