Are you prescribing safely?

Three short, interactive learning scenarios to help you assess your skills at prescribing safely.

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Prescribing medication is complex - assess your prescribing skills to help reduce medication errors.

The Royal College continues to build on the success and feedback received of the Prescribing Safely Canada project, these prescribing assessments are applicable across specialties and presented in an engaging format. Take advantage of this accredited learning opportunity and participate today!

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Royal College Continuing Professional Development Unit. You may claim a maximum of 30 minutes per program (credits are automatically calculated).

This two-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3.0 Mainpro+ credits.

About Prescribing Safely Canada’s accredited online learning modules

  • Short, thematic, case-based modules that focus on a full range of prescribing competencies
  • Created for Canadian physicians across specialties to address current hot topics: Frail Client, Opioid Prescribing and Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Available free of charge in both English and French
  • Participant can complete the online learning modules at a time of their choosing
  • Participant will receive a certificate of completion, and can claim 0.5 hours of MOC Section 3 credits per module or 1 hour of Mainpro+ credit per module

The Royal College is committed to supporting life-long learning and enhancement of skills and competencies. Authored and peer reviewed by clinicians, the Prescribing Safely Canada modules aim to address the everyday practice context and strive to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance.

Upon successful completion of the learning modules, participants will have demonstrated how to:

  • Prescribe effectively and safely during commonly encountered conditions;
  • Review and appropriately reconcile lists of currently prescribed medicines based on evolving clinical context;
  • Plan for pharmacologic management of commonly encountered conditions;
  • Identify important prescribing information that should be communicated across the patient care trajectory;
  • Accurately calculate and adjust medication doses;
  • Identify and manage adverse drug reactions and/or side effects; and
  • Identify appropriate tools and methods of monitoring commonly prescribed medicines.