CSHP has partnered with several stakeholders on the soon-to-be released Framework for Improving the Safety and Security of Controlled Substances in Hospital High Risk Areas


The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP), in collaboration with several stakeholders invited by the Ontario College of Pharmacists as part of the Partnered Table to Improve the Safety and Security of Controlled Substances in Hospital High Risk Areas group, has developed the soon to be released Framework for Improving the Safety and Security of Controlled Substances in Hospital High Risk Areas. This publication contains a number of recommendations to enable healthcare system stakeholders to proactively identify and prevent the diversion of controlled substances in hospitals.  

"The framework is meant to be a tool for hospitals to use as part of their overall work to enhance the management of Controlled Substances in their high risk areas and contribute to patient and staff well-being. Effective implementation of the recommendations will require collaboration across the hospital setting in order to identify any gaps and implement any necessary changes to policies, procedures, reporting, or training."

Read the full article in Pharmacy Connection, here: https://pharmacyconnection.ca/security-of-controlled-substances-in-hospital-high-risk-areas-fall-2019/