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Medication Safety Self-Assessment® (MSSA)

Medication Safety Self-Assessments® (MSSAs) are designed to:

  • Evaluate the safety of your medication system
  • Identify vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement
  • Increase awareness of safe medication system characteristics

The self-assessments are divided into 10 key elements that most significantly influence safe medication use.

The following MSSAs are available for different types of medication system settings. Please click on 'Register' to access the registration page for each self-assessment.

What is the program?
A web-based survey tool that allows submission of individual site results and comparison with those of other respondents. Over time, individual sites completing repeat assessments will be able to compare their own results from one assessment to the next.

What is the document?
A printed version of the self-assessment with no access to the web-based survey tool described above.


Testimonial

We have been completing ISMP Canada's MSSA approximately every two years since 2006.

We found the MSSA helpful:

  • in preparing to meet Accreditation Canada standards
  • helps to visualize the complexities involved in establishing a system for safe medication delivery, administration and monitoring
  • to set the foundation for what we would like to see

The MSSA:

  • re-affirms our strengths,
  • allows us to identify developmental opportunities and possible risks to the organization,
  • identifies each individuals responsibilities for a safe medication system, and
  • allows managers to be able to explain to staff why we're adopting specific practices.

Ontario Long Term Care Organization


Medication Safety Self-Assessment®

The Medication Safety Self-Assessment® (MSSA) and its components are copyrighted by ISMP and may not be used in whole or in part for any other purpose or by any other entity except for self-assessment of medication systems by users as part of their ongoing quality improvement activities.

Long Term Care

Long Term Care Version II - 2012

Document: $35
Order
Program: $325
Register

Home Care Organizations

Home Care Organizations - 2015

Document: $35
Order
Program: $325
Register

PSW

Home and Community Care Personal Support Worker Organizations - 2015

Document: $35
Order
Program: $325
Register

Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy

Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy - 2007

Document: $35
Order
Program: $325
Register

Hospital Version III, 2016

Hospital Version III, 2016

Document: $35
Order
Program: $325
Register

222222

Hospital - Complex Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Facilities, 2008

Document: $35
Order
Program: $325
Register

Anticoagulant Safety

Hospital - Anticoagulant Safety, 2013

Document: Not available

Program: Free
Register

Epidural Label Safety Checklist

Hospital - Epidural Label Safety Checklist, 2015

Document: $20
Order
Program: $50
Register

HYDROmorphone

Hospital - HYDROmorphone, 2013

Document: Not available

Program: $50
Register

Operating Room Medication Safety Checklist

Hospital - Operating Room Medication Safety Checklist Version II - 2009

Document: $35
Order
Program: $225
Register

Oncology

Hospital - Oncology, 2012

Document: Free
Download
Program: $325
Register