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Patient Engagement in Medication Safety

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December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am


Unsafe medication is a leading cause of harm, most of it preventable, in health care systems across the world. Medication incidents occur when weak medication systems and/or human factors such as fatigue, poor environmental conditions or staff shortages affect prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring practices, which can then result in severe harm, disability and even death. The aim of this webinar is to arm participants with at least one practical idea and/or resource to advance safe medication as well as an increased understanding of:

  • Why harm from medication is a global issue: the size of the problem and contributing factors
  • Opportunities to leverage Medication Without Harm: The third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge
  • What you can do to prevent harm from medication
  • Patient engagement in primary care in Israel: lessons learned
  • Ways to partner with patients, families, patient partners and the public

This webinar is part of “Safe Medication – Think Global, Act Local,” a global webinar series designed and facilitated by patient partners.

Click here to learn more about the webinar and register.



December 18, 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am
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Patients for Patient Safety Canada
Canadian Patient Safety Institute

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.