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October 23, 2019: Educational Support for Mandatory Reporting of Serious ADRs and MDIs by Hospitals

It will be mandatory for hospitals to report serious adverse drug reactions (serious ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs) to Health Canada, effective December 16, 2019. Four PowerPoint modules can be used (as entire modules or selected content) by hospitals, health care professionals, and educators, to explain, describe, or promote the reporting of serious ADRs and MDIs. Patients for Patient Safety Canada created an additional PowerPoint module to help patients and the public understand and promote the reporting of serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents.

Related ISMP Canada Resources:
• August 21, 2019: SafeMedicationUse.ca Newsletter  Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act - What It Means for You
• July 31, 2019: ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin  Educational Support for Mandatory Reporting of Serious Adverse Drug Reactions and Medical Device Incidents
• July 17, 2019: Med Safety Exchange webinar  Educational Support for Mandatory Reporting of Serious ADRs and MDIs