Patient Safety Resources

Five Questions to Ask about Your Medications

Five Questions to Ask about Your Medications when you see your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
1. Changes? Have any medications been added, stopped or changed, and why?

2. Continue? What medications do I need to keep taking, and why?

3. Proper Use? How do I take my medications, and for how long?

4. Monitor? How will I know if my medication is working, and what side effects do I watch for?

5. Follow-up? Do I need any tests and when do I book my next visit?

View the full poster (available in many languages, including Cree and Ojicree, and find out more at Institute for Safe Medication Canada

Patient Safety Indicator results at Health Quality Ontario

Effective December 2012, patient safety indicator results, as reported by Ontario hospitals, as well as other patient safety information, are available on Health Quality Ontario’s (HQO) website. Publicly reporting patient safety indicators aligns with HQO’s mandate to monitor and report on Ontario’s health care system to the public.

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How to Prevent Falls at Home

SLMHC has created printable posters to help those who may be at risk for a fall. These handouts are found in our Rehabilitation department, but we’re happy to share them here for anyone to refer to. Click below to download these PDF posters, perfect for keeping on you or your loved one’s fridge or elsewhere in the home.