PHSA Safe Medication Order Writing

This module is developed for prescribers and Other healthcare staff who interpret or act upon prescriber medication orders.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

-- Describe why “safe medication order writing” practices are important.
-- Describe three best practice considerations within the medication ordering process.
-- Describe what is included in the terms “Prescribing” and “Dispensing”, in the context of this safe “medication” order writing best practice.
-- List and describe the eight core elements of a complete medication order.
-- Describe medication order writing practices that can lead to misinterpretation.
-- Describe concerns related to the use of abbreviations.
Identify situations wherein verbal and telephone orders are appropriate.
-- Describe processes for giving/receiving verbal or telephone orders.

No end date

PHSA Medical Staff seeking appointment or reappointment.


Physicians, Dentists, Midwives, Fellows, Residents, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians (including Assistants).

2 hours

Anyone in any HA/HO
*No Fee

This is a PHSA developed course.

Contact Info

Ronald DesJardins