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Prescribing Safely Canada

Are you prescribing safely?

Evaluate your prescribing skills using the Royal College’s new self-assessment online tool.

Prescribing medication is complex. To help Canadian physicians evaluate and enhance their prescribing competencies, the Royal College is piloting Prescribing Safely Canada. It is based on a program developed by the British Pharmacological Society.

Upon successful completion of the online assessment, participants will have demonstrated how to:

  • Prescribe effectively and safely commonly encountered conditions;
  • Review a list of current prescribed medicines and make appropriate amendments;
  • Plan for the management of commonly encountered conditions;
  • Identify important information that should be communicated;
  • Make accurate calculations of doses;
  • Identify and manage adverse drug reactions;
  • Identify appropriate ways of monitoring commonly prescribed medicines; and
  • Make appropriate adjustments in prescribing in response to relevant data.

About the Prescribing Skills Assessment in Canada:

  • The pilot runs from September 2017 to April 2018.
  • Once registered participants can complete the online assessment at a time of their choosing.
  • Consists of 30 case-based questions that focus on a full range of prescribing competencies.
  • The pilot is in English and free of charge.
  • Participants receive automated individualized performance feedback.

To register please sign up below. You will receive an email from the British Pharmacological Society inviting you to create an account as soon as the assessment is available.

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