A number of tools are available to encourage and empower both patients and their caregivers and health care professionals (for example nurses, physicians, pharmacists) to take an active role in ensuring safer medication practices and medication use processes including prescription, preparation, dispensing, administration and monitoring.
- “5 questions to ask” tool (adopted from ISMP Canada) is available here
The World Health Organisation also has useful resources available at the following links:
- “5 moments of Medication Safety” @ https://www.who.int/patientsafety/medication-safety/5moments/en/
- “Know, Check, Ask” @ https://www.who.int/patientsafety/medication-safety/campaign/en/