Prescribing Safely: free self-assessment modules

Andrew Padmos
October 30, 2018 | Author: Dr. Andrew Padmos

Dear colleagues,

Around this time last year, we launched Prescribing Safely Canada to help you assess your prescribing skills and earn Section 3: Self-assessment MOC credits. We have now launched a continuation of that initial pilot program.

I am pleased to share with you three new 30-minute learning modules that focus on

  1. Frail clients
  2. Antibiotic stewardship
  3. Opioid prescribing

Visit to access these cases.

These new learning modules were authored and peer-reviewed by Canadian clinicians, with an aim to address every day practice realities. This work is part of our commitment to support your lifelong learning, and continued enhancement of skills and competencies.

Improvements we have made

check-smaller  More generalized content: cases are based on theme, not specialty group.
check-smaller  Engaging format: modules include video and interaction.
check-smaller  Bilingual content: the modules are available in English and in French.

Timed to coincide with Canadian Patient Safety Week

We timed the launch of these new modules to complement Canadian Patient Safety Week (October 29 to November 2). This year’s theme is very timely: “Not all meds get along” (learn more by visiting As health care professionals, it is imperative that we take prescribing safety seriously and take advantage of opportunities to refresh and extend our competencies in this area.

I hope you will take advantage of this valuable learning opportunity.

Visit to learn more.


Andrew Padmos, BA, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Chief Executive Officer




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