Your life-saving reminder.
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and its’ campaign Demand a Plan are proud to participate in Canadian Patient Safety Week 2018, taking place from October 29th to November 2nd. Along with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), we’re spreading the mission of ASK.LISTEN. TALK. CMA is helping CPSI with its mission of providing extraordinary improvements in patient safety.
This year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week theme is Not All Meds Get Along, prompting patients and healthcare professionals to initiate medication reviews for anyone on 5 or more medications. Medication errors can result in severe harm, disability and even death. Everyone has a role to play in medication safety. Canadian Patient Safety Week encourages patients and healthcare professionals to start a conversation: use the 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications when you talk with one another about medication safety issues.
To keep you engaged about this year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week, CPSI is offering fun and exciting activities for everyone. These include the new Not All Meds Get Along “Caption This” comic challenge where you could win a prize, new Medication Safety quizzes for both patients and healthcare providers to test your knowledge, a virtual screening and Twitter Talk Event of “Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story,” and new episodes of the award-winning PATIENT podcast for listeners to tune in and find out how people are trying to change the healthcare system from the inside out.
Together, we can make this year’s event a success!