Safety Resources

Safety resources are listed below to help with implementing and getting the best use from the COMPASS program, as well as information on research and how to apply the data.


  COMPASS Quality Improvement Coordinator Manual


  How to Prevent Medication Errors (TECH talk)

  MSSA Quick Start Guide (ISMP Canada)

  Disclosure and Reporting of Medication Incidents

  Be COMPASS Ready!

  5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications Poster

  5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications Bag Stuffer

  CPSI Canadian Disclosure Guidelines

  FAQs for Pharmacy Professionals

  FAQs for the Public

  Medication Safety - A Short Guide for Patients

  Hierarchy of Effectiveness: Person-Based to System-Based

  Solutions Development Framework for CQI Activities


  ISMP Safety Bulletin and Newsletters and Alerts
List of ISMP Canada safety bulletins for practitioners and a list of newsletters and alerts for consumers, with an option to either read online or subscribe to receive bulletins or newsletters directly to an email account as they are released. Safety Tips

List of safety information, brochures and videos created for consumers.



5 Questions to Ask about your Medications

5 questions to help consumers and their caregivers start a conversation about medications to improve communications with their health care provider.

Melissa Sheldrick, Patient Safety Advocate

Melissa's 8-year-old son died as a result of a medication error in Ontario. She has since become a patient safety advocate.

David U fights for a blame free culture in healthcare

David U discusses the 2002 case of Frances Marie Tanner who died in an Ontario hospital as a result of accidental injection of concentrated potassium chloride. David U is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada).



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