MIPS Announces Annual Patient Safety Grants

The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS) has awarded a Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiative Grant to PMH staff for 2019.

Dr. Elizabeth Rhynold, a Geriatrician working in Prairie Mountain Health (PMH), along with the Falls Prevention and Management Steering Committee will be receiving $4,000 for their project aimed at Sedative-Hypnotic Deprescribing in Prairie Mountain Health.

Dr. Rhynold and members of the Falls Prevention Working Groups will partner with health providers to implement a client-centered deprescribing education program based on the Choosing Wisely "Drowsy Without Feeling Lousy" toolkit that includes an algorithm from the Canadian Deprescribing Network. Her team will share this knowledge translation with pharmacists, physicians and nurses in the Prairie Mountain Health Region through department meetings, medication reviews and on-line resources.

For more information on this project visit www.mips.ca.


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Pictured: Dr. Elizabeth Rhynold, based in Hamiota