Safe Transitions of Care for Patients Taking Opioids
Exclusive webinar for CSHP members
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Whether it’s a transition from hospital to home or unit to unit, or any other type, transitions of care are tricky. For patients taking opioids, keeping them safe during a transition means going beyond a simple medication history with a few extra double-checks and good communication across the team. Join medication safety expert, Alice Watt, as she discusses the challenges, offers tips for success, and presents case studies to help you assess your own practice and keep your patients safe.
- To learn more about CSHP’s Canadian Medication Optimization Briefing publication (peer reviewed, 2-page brief), Safe Transitions of Care for Patients Taking Opioids
- To increase awareness and understanding of how errors can happen during transitions, and to discuss strategies that can help prevent these errors
- To introduce other relevant publications from ISMP Canada
Presented by: Alice Watt, BSc(Pharm), Medication Safety Specialist, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada
Alice joined ISMP Canada in 2007 as a medication safety specialist. She is actively practicing in a community hospital and has had over 20 years of experience in community and acute care settings. Alice is involved in medication safety, medication reconciliation, and incident analysis and has a passion for engaging patients and healthcare practitioners in safe medication practices.