Poster Presentation

Friday, July 13, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Friday, July 13, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation III
Closing the Loop: Transdisciplinary collaboration in providing follow-up and feedback in a medication safety program
Rosanna DiNunzio, MSc and Judy-Lynn McGrath, BScN, MN. Schizophrenia Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
Learning Objective #1: The learner will be able to identify specific initiatives that increase medication safety
Learning Objective #2: The learner will be able to identify stargeties that increase transdisciplinary collaboration and capacity building.

Internationally many health care programs are seeking breakthroughs in solving resistant patient safety problems.  At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, achieving breakthrough performance in the area of medications errors occurred with the development and maintenance of a systematic method for providing feedback to transdisciplinary teams where the error was reported.  This perpetuated the influx of information and closes the loop.
This poster or paper presentation will describe the creation of a culture of medication safety by increasing the transdisciplinary team capacity to measure and evaluate process, commitment to change unsafe process, and adopting new strategies. To achieve medication safety the following initiatives will be described: create a culture of safety, increase event identification, improve event analysis, and close the feedback loop.  These strategies clearly promoted the acquisition of knowledge and leadership in the transdisciplinary team to sustain safe medication practices. Developing the information-tracking database has made providing feedback easier and more reliable, and will be described in this presentation.