August 20, 2020: Safety Bulletin - Learning from Canada's National Incident Data Repository for Community Pharmacies
The National Incident Data Repository for Community Pharmacies (NIDR)
is a collection of medication incident reports submitted anonymously by community pharmacies for the purpose of improving medication safety. The NIDR is an ISMP Canada-led component of the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS)
. The repository is part of an information-sharing system created to facilitate a better understanding of medication incidents and the development of more robust strategies to prevent harm. Community pharmacies in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan are contributing to the NIDR. In a recent analysis
of incidents submitted to the NIDR from January to June 2020, two-thirds were related to order entry processes in the pharmacy. Read more ...