Do No Harm: Are We Preventing Medication Errors in Children with Medical Complexity?

Last modified by Jose Gauthier on 2021/04/12 19:49

Medication errors are common in all children. Children with medical complexity, who typically have complex medication regimens and frequent transitions between care settings, experience higher rates of error. The Canadian Paediatric Society recently published a Practice Point on “Medication Safety for Children with Medical Complexity”. In this webinar, the authors will share key messages from the statement and discuss priorities in ensuring medication safety related to clinical practice, policy, education and research. This webinar will serve as a call to action for optimizing medication safety for all children, and in particular for children who are at high risk of medication errors and harm.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify risk factors for medication errors in children with medical complexity
2. Discuss practical strategies for practitioners and patients/families for optimizing medication safety
3. Advocate for safe, best practices in medication prescribing, dispensing, and administration for all children

Front-line service providers, 
Middle managers, 
Senior leaders, 
Policy makers, 
Patient/Family partners/advocates, 

Dr. Kathleen Huth, MD, MMS (Medical Education), FRCPC is a general academic pediatrician and Director of Quality Improvement in the Complex Care Service Outpatient Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa and is an active member of the Canadian Paediatric Society Complex Care Special Interest Group. Dr. Huth has a scholarly interest in improving quality of care for children with medical complexity through quality improvement, education and research, and is a strong advocate for family-professional partnerships in optimizing safety. 

Dr. Hema Patel, MD, MSc (Clin Epi), FRCPC is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics with the McGill University Health Centre, with specific training in Clinical Epidemiology and Academic Pediatrics. Her work focuses on the comprehensive care of children with complex care needs. She was the first Chair of the Complex Care Special Interest Group with the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) and the current Chair of the newly formed CPS Section in Complex Care. Currently she is the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and works clinically in the internationally recognized Complex Care Service; she is also the Director of the Complex Care Fellowship for postgraduate trainees in pediatrics. She has received multiple awards for advocacy, clinical excellence and leadership. She believes in beginning with the end in mind.

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Created by Logan Green on 2021/01/05 21:01