Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017: Medication Safety

Miscommunication about medication can hurt you or your loved one. That’s why Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017, which runs from October 30 to November 3 is focused on the “Take With Questions” campaign. Use the following 5 life-saving questions to give and take medication without harmful consequences:

  1. Changes? Have any medications been added, stopped or changed, and why?
  2. Continue? What medications do I need to keep taking, and why?
  3. Proper Use? How do I take my medications, and for how long?
  4. Monitor? How will I know if my medication is working, and what side effects do I watch for?
  5. Follow-Up? Do I need any tests and when do I book my next visit?

For more information about Patient Safety Week and to take a quiz that tests your knowledge of medication safety please visit the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s website.

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